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    Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
   
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
Graduate Bulletin 2007-09 [Archived Catalog]

Part 5 — Services


IPFW provides a wide variety of support services for its students. Information on some of the more widely used services is listed below. For a complete listing of services, please consult the Student Handbook and Planner. Included in this section are descriptions of:

Click on a link to be taken to the entry below.

  1. Academic Counseling and Career Services
2. Alumni Relations
3. Athletics, Recreation, and Intramural Sports
4. Bookstore
5. Center for Women and Returning Adults
6. Child Care
7. Computer Resources
8. Continuing Studies
9. Dean of Students
10. Disabilities, Services for Students with
11. Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
12. Emergency Health and Security Services
13. Fees
14. Financial Aid
  15. Health and Wellness Clinic
16. Housing Assistance
17. International Student Services
18. Library Services
19. Personal Counseling Services
20. Police and Safety
21. Registration
22. Student Handbook and Planner
23. Student Life and Organizations
24. Transcripts
25. Veterans Services
26. Voter Registration
27. Writing Center


IPFW’s Regulations and Policies for Graduate Students; Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct; and Ethical Guidelines for Student Computer Users appear in Part 4.

IPFW’s Undergraduate Academic Regulations appear in the IPFW Undergraduate Bulletin.


1. Academic Counseling and Career Services (ACCS)

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Much like your undergraduate experience, having a strong, mutually respectful relationship with your graduate faculty advisor will assist you in reaching academic goals. This relationship will help you sequence classes appropriately, meet university deadlines, expedite issues of institutional regulations and assist with career goals. It is also your most important source of referral to other services.

Academic Counseling and Career Services (Kettler 109, 260-481-6595), while not providing advising services for graduate students, does provide career support for all IPFW students. Services include counseling and career information; inventories and assessment; a resource library; employer referral; and résumé, interview, and related job-search preparation. Your academic department may also house career information. Students entering graduate school should also contact Testing Services (Kettler 232, 260-481-6600) early to investigate the various tests required for post-graduate study and when the tests are administered.

2. Alumni Relations

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More than 43,000 IPFW alumni represent the university worldwide. Eighty percent of IPFW alumni remain in Indiana, contributing to economic development of the state. The IPFW Alumni Association, headed by an 18-member board, oversees services and programs for all alumni. Services include scholarships for alumni children, stepchildren, and spouses; discounts for on-campus events; and bi-monthly alumni publications. Events include the annual fall Mastodon Roast, Homecoming pre-game party, Statehouse day, and many more. In addition, each college, school, and division has its own alumni council providing connections for alumni with professors, campus services, and a variety of events. IPFW Alumni Relations (Walb 125, 260-481-6807) assists in alumni development efforts, scholarship fundraising, and arranging services for alumni.

3. Athletics, Recreation, and Intramural Sports

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Athletics, Recreation, and Intramural Sports (Gates Center 210, 260-481-6643) administers sports-related university activities and manages the Gates Sports Center. Contact the office for further information about programs and fees.

Intercollegiate athletics are open to all qualified students. IPFW competes in the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I and is a member of the Mid- Continent Conference and the Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA). IPFW offers the following programs:

  Basketball   Baseball   Volleyball   Golf
  Cross Country   Soccer   Tennis   Softball
  Indoor Track (Women’s)   Outdoor Track (Women’s)

Information about athletics participation is available from the Athletics, Recreation, and Intramural Sports and the admissions offices or go to www.gomastodons.com.

Intramural programs are open to all eligible IPFW students, faculty, and staff and include the following sports: badminton, basketball, billiards, flag football, racquetball, table tennis, volleyball, and wallyball. Annual tournament events include a 5K run/walk event and a golf meet. Call 260-481-6617 for more details.

Recreational and fitness programs for individuals and groups make use of the extensive resources available at IPFW. Indoor facilities include a running track; aerobic and anaerobic conditioning equipment; and basketball, handball, racquetball, and volleyball courts. Outdoor facilities include a one-mile fitness trail; three-mile cross-country course; soccer, baseball, and softball fields; tennis courts; and a volleyball court. Aerobic exercise classes, Nautilus conditioning clinics, and fitness assessment programs are conducted throughout the year. Call 260-481-6617 for more details.

4. Bookstore

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Follett’s IPFW Bookstore has served the academic community at IPFW for more than 35 years, fulfilling students’ needs from freshman classes to purchasing graduation apparel. Conveniently located in Kettler Hall (G10), the bookstore offers textbooks, general books, academically priced software, computer hardware, apparel, gifts, and more. In addition, the bookstore gives you the convenience of ordering your textbooks and other items online at efollett.com. These items can be purchased for pick-up at the bookstore or shipped to your home. You can contact the bookstore at 260-483-6100 or by e-mail at bookstor@ipfw.edu.

5. Center for Women and Returning Adults

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The Center for Women and Returning Adults (CWRA) serves as an advocate for women and nontraditional students by providing academic, financial, and personal assistance, while simultaneously familiarizing them with the network of services available on campus or in the community. The CWRA provides a continuum of services directed toward an extremely diverse subculture within the campus community. The nature of our services extends beyond the campus or student life spectrum into the life-planning arena that is specific to nontraditional students or individuals and family members. Our involvement in child care, housing, financial, and domestic-abuse issues requires that our services be directed from the campus to the community. Special ongoing efforts designed to meet the needs of our subculture include STARS (Starting, Transfer, and Returning Students) orientations and Students With Families workshops and entertainment. In addition, the director of the Center for Women and Returning Adults oversees the Child Care Center and is the assistant dean of students.

6. Child Care

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Child care and preschool are available on a part-time basis for children of IPFW students, faculty, and staff. The IPFW Child Care Center is at 4133 Hobson Road. Hours of operation during fall, winter, and spring are 7:45 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 7:45 a.m.- 5 p.m. Fridays. Summer hours are 7:15 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays; 7:15 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays; and closed Fridays. Evening care is based on sufficient enrollment. The center provides care for children ages 2-12 and a separate preschool for children ages 3-5. For registration or more information, contact the Child Care Center at 260-481-0111.

7. Computer Resources

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IPFW’s computing environment includes access to networked computers, and a variety of software, from word processing to discipline-specific applications.

Student Accounts-(includes e-mail, myIPFW, student-access labs) - Accounts for student computing resources are created upon the student’s admission to IPFW. The student must complete an activation process before using the account, including sending or receiving e-mail. Student e-mail accounts are accessible from any student-access lab, e-mail quick station, or the Web. Student accounts remain active as long as the student is enrolled.

  • Web space-Each student and official student organization receives 10 MB of Web space to be used in conjunction with university responsibilities.

Computer Labs -All student-access computer labs and computer-equipped classrooms are capable of accessing many software applications, student e-mail, and the Internet. The student-access computer labs are in Kettler Hall 204A, 217; Neff Hall B71, B73 (a shared-use lab); Science Building G15; Helmke Library, and Walb Union 221. Besides these student-access labs, some colleges, schools, and departments provide their students with access to additional specialized labs. The sponsoring departments define their availability and hours.

Getting Help-For the most current campus computing information and software documentation, visit the IT Services Web site at www.its.ipfw.edu. Additionally, documentation is available in each student-access lab. Student consultants are available in person or via phone to assist students during most open lab hours. Student consultants cannot do assignments for students but can answer general computing questions. In addition, IT Services provides consultants at the Help Desk in Kettler 206. Help Desk staff can answer questions about specific services and facilities available to students.

8. Continuing Studies

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The IPFW Division of Continuing Studies provides lifelong learning opportunities through its credit programs and public courses for professional development and personal enrichment.

The division increases student access to internationally recognized Indiana University and Purdue University degrees by partnering with IPFW’s academic departments to provide the alternative delivery of college credit courses. The division manages off-campus instruction (Auburn, Bluffton, Decatur, Huntington, Kendallville, and the IPFW Warsaw Center), distance learning delivery (TV, DVD, Internet, and teleconferencing), and the university’s Weekend College program. In addition, the division administers the associate and bachelor’s degrees in general studies (A.A.G.S. and B.G.S.) and offers special workshops for teachers that provide graduate credit applicable toward relicensure.

The Division of Continuing Studies also provides noncredit options, many of which yield continuing education units. These include public courses for personal and professional development and customized corporate training for regional businesses.

The division manages approximately 20,500 enrollments annually.

9. Dean of Students

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The dean of students office (Walb 111, 260-481-6601) may be contacted regarding any problem you are experiencing. Either direct assistance or referral to the appropriate individual or office will be provided. In addition, the dean and assistant dean handle student conduct problems, advise students of their rights and responsibilities, provide assistance in pursuing grade appeals and student complaints, assist in processing late full withdrawal requests, and serve as an advocate for students and their issues. The dean also oversees the student government association, personal counseling services, Services for Students with Disabilities, and the Center for Women and Returning Adults.

10. Disabilities, Services for Students with

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Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) coordinates IPFW’s programming for people with disabilities, as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Persons with qualifying disability conditions per these regulations are eligible for specialized academic support services and other assistance through SSD.

SSD provides free and appropriate aids and services, including reader and sign-language interpreter services, accommodated exam proctoring facilities, disability-specific career/academic/personal counseling, coordination of the use of accessible computer workstations across campus, and more. SSD also serves the campus community as advocate/consultant on disability-related issues.

IPFW does not provide personal attendant care or transportation services. Students must be able to attend to their personal care and needs or must arrange independently for such services if needed. Although a personal escort may be provided during times of inclement weather, students are responsible for their transportation to and from campus and between classes and other facilities. Students with disabilities are responsible for attending classes as required by the class instructor’s attendance policy.

To request services on the basis of disability or to receive further information, call 260-481-6657 or visit the director of SSD in the Walb Student Union, Room 113.

11. Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

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Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (Walb 118, 260-481-6608) provides academic support, academic and personal advising, and cultural and thematic programming for students of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds. It also provides general support services to first-generation and non-traditional college students.

Many activities are planned through student organizations that are open to all IPFW students. Such groups include the Association of Burmese Students, Bangladesh Students Association, Black Collegian Caucus, Diversequality, Equal Rights Education Network, Hispanos Unidos, Indo-Pak Student Association, International Student Organization, National Society of Black Engineers, and the United Native American Students.

First-generation and Non-traditional College Student Support Services (Walb 118, 260-481- 6847) Academic-success programs, academic and personal advising, and general support services are provided.

African American Student Support Services (Walb 118, 260-481-6604) Academic-success programs, cultural heritage activities, and academic and personal advising are provided. Many activities are planned in cooperation with the Black Collegian Caucus.

Hispanic Student Support Services (Walb 118, 260-481-6847) Individual academic and personal assistance, scholarship and internship information, and information regarding campus and community events are all available. Many programs are coordinated with Hispanos Unidos, which is open to all members of the campus community interested in Hispanic culture.

Asian American Student Support Services (Walb 118, 260-481-6608) Academic support, academic and personal advising, and cultural activities are available. Activities are coordinated with various Asian American student organizations.

Native American Support Services (Walb 118, 260-481-6847) Cultural heritage programs and academic and personal advising are provided. Many activities are planned in cooperation with United Native American Students.

12. Emergency Health and Security Services

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For life-threatening emergencies, dial 911 from any university office telephone. Then notify university police by calling 260-481-6911. From campus access-only phones, dial university police directly (16911). University police will call for additional assistance.

For routine healthcare needs, you are expected to remain under your personal physician’s care while attending IPFW.

Escort service to and/or from classes for safety reasons is available anytime by dialing 16900 from any campus telephone.

IPFW Police and Safety (Physical Plant 102, 260-481-6827) and its officers are empowered to enforce state and local laws, as well as campus traffic and conduct regulations, and provide 24-hour emergency services on campus. The department conducts continuous security patrols, furnishes disabled-vehicle assistance, and maintains lost-and-found articles. Students and staff are urged to report all suspicious activity or other hazards to the department. Crime prevention policy information, crime incidence, and arrest statistics are available from Police and Safety.

13. Fees

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All fees are subject to change by action of the trustees. Fees for the 2006-07 school year are shown below:

Course Fees (may not apply to continuing education courses):
  Graduate residents
Graduate nonresidents
  $248.25 per credit
$536.05 per credit
  Students who audit classes are assessed regular course fees.
 
Other Fees. The following fees are in addition to the course fees listed above.
  Admission application fee
Re-admission application fee
Late registration fee
  $55
$100
$8.50 per credit, $100 maximum

Refunds. Whenever enrollment for a specific class is insufficient, IPFW reserves the right to cancel the class and refund all fees assessed. Course withdrawals for all other classes will result in course fee refunds according to the schedule on the next page.

If you are receiving federal Title IV financial aid (Stafford, Pell, Perkins, SEOG) and you make a full withdrawal, a calculation will be made to determine the amount of unearned aid that you will be required to repay. Specific information about this calculation may be obtained at the Financial Aid office, 260-481-6820.

Percent of Refund
Last Day to Withdraw
No. of Weeks
100%
60%
40%
20%
0%
At the end of:
14,15,16
Days 1-7
Days 8-14
Days 15-21
Days 22-28
Thereafter
9th Week
12 or 13
Days 1-7
Days 8-14
Days 15-21
Days 22-28
Thereafter
7th Week
10 or 11
Days 1-7
Days 8-14
Days 15-21
Days 22-28
Thereafter
6th Week
9
Days 1-7
Days 8-14
Days 15-21
Days 22-28
Thereafter
5th Week
8
Days 1-3
Days 4-7
Days 8-10
Days 11-14
Thereafter
5th Week
7
Days 1-3
Days 4-7
Days 8-10
Days 11-14
Thereafter
4th Week
6
Days 1-3
Days 4-7
Days 8-10
Days 11-14
Thereafter
4th Week
5
Days 1-3
N/A
Days 4-7
N/A
Thereafter
3rd Week
4
Days 1-3
N/A
Days 4-7
N/A
Thereafter
3rd Week
3
Days 1-3
N/A
Days 4-7
N/A
Thereafter
2nd Week
2
Days 1-2
N/A
Days 3-4
N/A
Thereafter
1st Week
1
Day 1
N/A
Day 2
N/A
Thereafter
3rd Day
Less than 1
Day 1
N/A
N/A
N/A
Thereafter
Thereafter

Refunds are not transferable from one student to another. To qualify for a refund, your class withdrawal must be processed during the periods specified above. The refund schedule for off-campus credit classes offered through the Division of Continuing Studies may differ from the one above and appears in registration materials published by the Division of Continuing Studies.

14. Financial Aid

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IPFW attempts to meet the demonstrated financial needs of all applicants. For graduate students, the IPFW Financial Aid office uses federal Stafford Loans, federal Work-Study, department assistantships and scholarships, and alternative loans through lenders based on several eligibility factors. Contact Financial Aid (Kettler 102B, 260-481-6820, TTY 260-481-6082) for specific information about eligibility requirements, application procedures, types of aid available, and regulations related to financial assistance. A free federal financial aid information brochure is available in the Financial Aid office, or you can access the same information on the Internet at http://studentaid.ed.gov.

For financial aid purposes, graduate students are considered to be full-time students when enrolled in at least 9 credits during a semester, or three-quarter-time students when enrolled in at least 6 credits during a semester, or half-time students when enrolled in at least 4.5 credits during a semester.

Most graduate financial aid programs at IPFW are based on the premise that you are responsible for paying the cost with consideration given to your financial circumstances. IPFW financial assistance is awarded to supplement the resources you potentially have available to cover educational costs. Your ability to contribute toward educational costs is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must complete the FAFSA each year.

To apply for federal assistance, the FAFSA must be completed and filed listing IPFW’s school code (001828) as the college that you are planning to attend. The paper FAFSA form is available in the Financial Aid office. Online filing (preferred process) is available at FAFSA on the Web: www.fafsa.ed.gov. Information about specific financial aid processes and assistance with filling out the FAFSA are available in the Financial Aid office, the Financial Aid Web site at www.ipfw.edu/financial, or on the FAFSA Web site. It is recommended that the FAFSA be completed before March 1 each year to give the maximum time for processing your financial aid and to know what options are available for funding. Graduate scholarships, assistantships, and alternative loans require a separate application process from the FAFSA.

Most graduate scholarships and all assistantships at IPFW are offered through the specific program in which you are admitted. There are also free Web-based scholarship searches at www.fastweb.com or www.finaid.org. Alternative loans require an application to be completed with a specific lender; a credit check is part of the application process. Paper alternative loan applications are available in the Financial Aid office or by Web at www.ipfw.edu/financial/finaid/types/loans.shtml.

Acceptance of financial aid through the student Web portal, http://my.ipfw.edu, by returning the Financial Aid Award Letter, or completing an alternative loan application authorizes the university to apply aid to your account when it is received. If you are not able to attend IPFW, then it is your responsibility to officially withdraw from classes whether you are receiving financial assistance or not.

If you have experienced a change in income or resources compared to the information reported on the FAFSA, then you should contact the Financial Aid office about requirements for filing a Special Conditions Appeal. Your eligibility for financial aid can also be impacted by the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards that are monitored for financial aid eligibility. These standards are based on two criteria: (1) the percent of credit hours completed successfully compared to the total credit hours attempted and (2) the cumulative grade-point average. Information brochures are available in the Financial Aid office and are also mailed with the first award letter sent to you.

Federal Student Loan Ombudsman Office The ombudsman (ombudsperson) is Debra Wiley. Her number is 877-557-2575 and the Web site is www.ombudsman.ed.gov.

15. Health and Wellness Clinic

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The IPFW/Parkview Health and Wellness Clinic provides comprehensive health services to meet the medical and psychological needs of students, faculty, and staff at IPFW.

Location The clinic is conveniently located in Walb Union, Room 234, 260-481- 5748. Parking is available in the parking garage next to Gates Sports Center.

Hours The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to noon Fridays. Special hours, which will be posted, are in effect for holidays and semester breaks.

Staff The clinic is staffed with two nationally certified family nurse practitioners and a medical assistant. Our collaborating physician is Matt Barb, M.D.

Appointments Appointments are available for your convenience. We also see clients on a walk-in basis.

Services Provided Our master’s prepared, nationally certified family nurse practitioners are able to:

Assess/diagnose healthcare problems, obtain medical histories, perform physical examinations, administer immunizations, and order and interpret diagnostic studies such as lab work and X-rays.

Treat both minor and acute illnesses as well as chronic health problems such as diabetes, and they provide confidential gynecological services. Nurse practitioners prescribe medication and consult with physicians and other healthcare providers as needed.

Promote healthy living through patient education and counseling.

Allergy Injections Allergy serum may be stored at the clinic. Allergy injections can be given between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays.

Counseling Services Counseling services are provided by Donald F. Smith, Garrett L. Gilmer, and Shauna Summers. They are available to provide assessment, evaluation, and ongoing assistance with personal problems such as depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and substance abuse. Please call 260-481-6601 to schedule an appointment.

Health and Wellness Education Health and wellness education offers screenings, assessments, consultations, workshops, classes, and resources to help individuals gain awareness and abilities for better total wellness. Weight management, heart-healthy living, sports performance, eating disorders, diabetic control, breaking the smoking habit, and stress management are just a taste of the possible learning areas. Registered dietitians and certified physical fitness instructors are available to help you be a better you.

Health Fees Our clinic is a fee-for-service health facility. Students at IPFW are NOT currently assessed a student health fee. We request payment at each visit by cash, check, or credit card.

Students enrolled in the university’s health insurance will be charged their co-pay for a routine office visit. Due to the large number of health insurance plans carried by students, we are presently only able to bill for AETNA, Chickering, Signature Care, Anthem, M Plan, HTH, Encore, Humana/Choicecare, MegaLife, and Sagamore. We also carry Medicaid and Medicare. Please bring a copy of your insurance card for clinic appointments.

Upon checking out, an insurance-ready itemized statement will be provided so that you may submit it to your insurance company.

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IPFW Student Housing (260-481-4180) provides apartment-style living for students at IPFW. The IPFW Student Housing community will let you enjoy the freedom of apartment life without sacrificing the convenience and comfort of on-campus living. Each apartment is furnished and has a fully equipped kitchen, including microwave, garbage disposal, and dishwasher. Private bedrooms are individually keyed for privacy, and each bedroom is set up with high-speed Internet and cable. Community amenities include a computer lab, fireside community lounge, fitness room, and 24-hour laundry facilities. Additional information is available from the Student Housing office or visit the Student Housing Web site at www.IPFWstudenthousing.com

If IPFW Student Housing can not accommodate your needs as a student, there is additional housing assistance provided through the Student Life office (260-481-6609). Student Life provides information concerning various rental units and any student discounts available in the surrounding area. Students seeking roommates may submit their names for publication on a resource list, which is continually updated and disseminated upon request. Student Life does not review or approve other residential facilities or rental agreements; it simply serves as a clearinghouse for information that can be helpful in looking for alternative housing.

17. International Student Services

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International Student Services (Kettler Hall 104, 260-481-6034) provides admission and related services for new and continuing IPFW international students. Other available services for IPFW students include academic program planning and personal counseling, assistance with credit transfer and evaluation, visas and related Immigration and Naturalization Service concerns, and orientation. The office also coordinates various campus and community ethnic and cultural celebrations, and serves as the advisor for the International Student’s Organization.

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The Walter E. Helmke Library (260-481-6512) offers excellent collections and services for IPFW students. Most are available from the library’s Web site: www.lib.ipfw.edu. Major services include:

  • User assistance at all times the library is open (Ask at the Service Desk)
  • In-depth research consulting
  • Remote access to hundreds of library databases and catalogs
  • An interactive self-guided tour, plus librarian-prepared tutorials and course-related guides
  • IUCAT - the online catalog for IPFW and all the libraries of Indiana University
  • Electronic course reserves, called ReservesEXpress
  • A fast, efficient, and subsidized document delivery service

Collections include more than 25,000 electronic and/or paper periodical subscriptions and more than 500,000 books, bound periodicals, and U.S. government publications on deposit as well as university archives, microforms, and DVDs.

In addition to the student-access computer lab, the library building offers wireless network access in all areas and several group workstations with a full range of application software.

19. Personal Counseling Services

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Short-term counseling is available to assist students with personal problems such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and substance abuse. These services are free of charge to IPFW students. When appropriate, referrals are made to community mental health agencies. Contact Personal Counseling Services in the Walb Student Union 111, 260-481-6601.

20. Police and Safety

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Campus Safety and Security Information IPFW strives to provide a safe and secure environment for students, staff, and visitors. The safety report pamphlet details a variety of safety services, policies, and information available to students, staff, and visitors. To obtain a copy, contact Admissions, Police and Safety, or Human Resources. Police and Safety is staffed 24 hours per day. To view the report, go to http//www.phyplt.ipfw.edu/POLICE/REPORTS/IPFW_POLICE_CURRENT_ANNUAL.pdf. For additional information, go to: www.phyplt.ipfw.edu/POLICE/Police.htm.

Emergency Procedures

First Aid-In life-threatening emergencies call 911 from a campus telephone or notify the university police by calling 16911 from any campus telephone or any emergency telephone on campus.

Escort Service - Call 16900 to give your location and to request service.

Fire Emergencies - Fire alarm pullboxes are located in all campus buildings. If you suspect a fire emergency, pull a fire alarm at once. Whenever you hear this continuous horn sound, use the nearest exit to leave the building as quickly and safely as possible. Once outside, move away from the building. Don’t use elevators during fire emergencies or when you are in an otherwise unoccupied building.

Weather Emergencies - Intermittent blasts of the alarm horn indicate a TORNADO WARNING is in effect (a tornado has been sighted nearby). Take shelter in one of the following areas until notified by university officials it’s safe to leave:

  (CM)
(ET)
(GC)
(KT)
(LB)
(LS)
(MB)
(NF)
(PG-1)
(PG-2)
(SB)
(VART)
(WT)
(WU)
  Classroom-Medical Building basement
Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building ground-floor corridor
Gates Sports Center basement
Kettler Hall basement or ground floor of south and east wings
Helmke Library basement
Life Sciences Resource Center, ground floor
Instrumental Rehearsal Room
Neff Hall basement
Parking Garage Ramp B Gold
Parking Garage Lower-Level Interior Ramp
Science Building ground floor corridor
Visual Arts Building ground floor restrooms or corridor
Williams Theatre to Visual Arts Building ground-floor restrooms or corridor
Walb Student Union ground-floor stair areas

If you are in the Physical Plant or Printing Services/Warehouse, go to the Classroom-Medical Building basement.

Adverse Weather - During the winter months, snow emergencies and snow recesses are occasionally unavoidable. During an adverse weather closing, classes are canceled, and only essential personnel are to report. If you suspect that an adverse weather closing has occurred, please monitor radio and television stations for announcements or call the IPFW Weather Line at 260-481-6050.

Traffic Parking Rules Summary

Authority -These regulations are adopted pursuant to the authority conferred by the laws of the State of Indiana upon the Boards of Trustees of Indiana University and Purdue University.

The respective Boards of Trustees deem it necessary and desirable to make and enforce these regulations for the safety and welfare of students, staff, and visitors in protection of property and the safe operation of the IPFW campus.

University police are empowered to enforce state laws and campus regulations under the supervision of the vice chancellor for financial affairs.

Definitions-When used in these regulations, the following words and phrases have these meanings:

Parked vehicle: a motor vehicle with no licensed driver at the wheel.

Permit: a parking placard issued by Police and Safety or its designees.

Restricted hours: when classes are in session between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Sundays. During restricted hours, you must display a valid permit to park in designated “A” (employee) or handicapped parking areas. Appropriate coins must be placed in meters during these hours.

Vehicle: any propelled device with two or more wheels. Visitor: a person who is neither a student nor a staff member, including people attending meetings or conferences.

Permits

Registration Procedures-Vehicle registration is required on an annual basis on or before the first day of classes for faculty and staff wishing to park in an “A” lot or for anyone requiring a disabled-parking permit. All vehicles parked in these two areas without a permit will be ticketed. Staff and faculty parking permits must be obtained from Police and Safety in the Physical Plant building.

Registration permits issued for cars and trucks are to be attached to the rearview mirror post with the permit number visible from the vehicle front. Only a current permit should be displayed. The parking permit is for use only by the purchaser and is the property of IPFW.

Parking Regulations

“A” parking lots shall be used during restricted hours only by motor vehicles with an “A” permit (designated by green lined spaces). Some, but not all, “A” lots change to open parking after 5 p.m weekdays and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends. (Note: Not all “A” lots change to open parking). Signs in each lot will indicate if and when the lot will change to open parking. Both parking garages have areas designated as “A” parking and metered short-term parking. All undesignated areas are considered open parking and no permit is required.

Special and temporary parking permits may be obtained from Police and Safety when extenuating circumstances exist. If you arrive on campus and realize you do not have your permit, you may pick up a temporary permit at Police and Safety.

Authorization to leave a vehicle on campus overnight must be obtained from Police and Safety. Unauthorized vehicles left on campus 72 hours will be considered abandoned and will be removed. An accumulation of unpaid fines or improper parking will also provide cause for towing at owner’s expense. Dock parking is only for loading and unloading vehicles. People who need to use the dock for more than 15 minutes must obtain authorization from Police and Safety.

People operating motorcycles may park in a vehicle stall or on motorcycle pads. Vehicles shall be parked between painted stall lines or in front of bumper blocks that indicate individual parking space.

The Allen County Extension office’s parking lot is for clients only, and not for use by the campus community.

Traffic Regulations

Campus vehicle operators must:

  • obey all state and local regulations, including signs, signals, markings, and other traffic-control devices.
  • not maintain a speed of more than 20 m.p.h. unless otherwise posted. In parking lots, the maximum speed is 15 m.p.h. Parking is never permitted within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or in designated fire lanes. People parking on grass will be ticketed and held responsible for damages.

Pedestrians have the right of way in all crosswalks. If a pedestrian enters or is about to enter a marked crossing, approaching vehicles must stop while the pedestrian is in the crossing.

All traffic accidents that occur on campus must be reported immediately.

All bicycles must be parked in bicycle racks. Bicycles chained to trees or signs or taken inside buildings may be impounded.

Skateboard use on campus is prohibited. See Police and Safety for the rollerblading policy.

Violations and Fines

  Meter Violation
Failure to display a permit in “A” lot
(“A” permit holder who forgot permit)
Improper Parking
Moving Violation
Handicapped Parking Only
Fire Lane
Displaying lost/stolen/counterfeit permit
There is a charge to replace a lost or stolen permit.
  $ 15
$ 25
$ 5
$ 25
$ 60
$100
$ 50
$ 50

Appeals Appeal forms are available at Police and Safety (in the Physical Plant). Campus tickets may be appealed to the Traffic Appeals Board, which consists of faculty, staff, and students. Board decisions are binding and final.

If a ticket recipient does not respond or pay the fine within five working days from the date of issuance, Police and Safety shall notify the recipient by mail that unless the ticket/fine is appealed in writing or is paid within 10 working days after the date of notice, the ticket recipient has forfeited any appeal privilege. An administrative encumbrance fee shall be added to each unpaid fine. No appeals will be accepted or considered by any university appellate body unless filed within the 15-day period.

Failure to satisfy delinquent fines may result in denial of future academic registration, denial of parking privileges, and/or removal of vehicle from campus at owner’s expense.

21. Registration

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The IPFW Schedule of Classes is published for each semester and is widely distributed on campus and published at the Schedule of Classes Web site, https://oasisinfo.ipfw.edu/pls/prod/xhwschedule.p_selectsubject. The printed Schedule of Classes provides detailed current information about:

  • course offerings
  • registration days and times
  • fees and refunds
  • the semester/session calendar
  • important deadlines
  • final-examination schedules
  • general policies and procedures

Before you meet with your advisor, you should carefully examine each edition of the Schedule of Classes and make a tentative selection of classes in which you wish to enroll.

Enrollment Status. Graduate students are considered to be full-time students when enrolled in 9 or more credits during a semester, and part-time students when enrolled in 8 or fewer credits during a semester.

Enrollment Status Certification. The registrar’s office is the ONLY university office authorized to officially certify your enrollment status. All requests for enrollment certification should be directed to that office. Your enrollment status for a specific semester can be certified only AFTER classes for that semester have begun and will be reported only as of the date requested.

22. Student Handbook and Planner

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A student handbook and planner is published each fall semester to inform students of the services, programs, and activities available at IPFW. It also contains important information on university policies and the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. The handbook is available at the Kettler Information Desk, the dean of students office (Walb 111), the bookstore, and other campus locations.

23. Student Life and Organizations

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The Student Life office (Walb 115, 260-481-6609) promotes extracurricular and cocurricular events that complement and enhance each student’s academic experience and personal development. Nearly 100 recognized student organizations serve a variety of special interests. Additional information is available in the Student Handbook, at the Student Life office, or online at www.ipfw.edu/stulife.

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If your record is not encumbered for any reasons described herein, you will (upon application to the Office of the Registrar and payment of any prescribed fee) be entitled to receive an official transcript of your complete record, including any major(s) and minor(s).

NOTE: The registrar’s office is the ONLY university office authorized to issue official transcripts. All requests for these documents must be directed to that office.

25. Veterans Affairs

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IPFW’s Veterans’ Affairs benefits official certifies benefits and provides educational support services for veterans of the U.S. military.

Veterans’ benefits information and counseling for first-time, continuing, or transfer students is available from the VA benefits official in the registrar’s office, Kettler Hall 107, 260-481-6126. If you are receiving veterans’ benefits, certification of your enrollment status is required each semester and should be requested at the registrar’s office.

26. Voter Registration Information

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Recent changes in the 1998 re-authorization of the U.S. Higher Education Act require colleges and universities to make available voter registration forms to all enrolled students. Any student not registered to vote may obtain an Indiana Mail-In Voter Registration Application (VRG-7) form, which is available at various convenient locations throughout the Fort Wayne campus. Please visit the Office of the Registrar’s Web site, www.ipfw.edu/registrar, and click on “services” for more information.

The forms are available at the following locations:

Office of the Bursar-Kettler Hall
Office of Financial Aid-Kettler Hall
Office of the Registrar-Kettler Hall
Office of the Dean of Students-Walb Union
Multicultural Services-Walb Union
Gates Sports Center
Information Center-Kettler Hall Lobby
Walb Student Union Information-Lobby
All School Dean’s Offices

To be eligible to vote in Indiana, you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be at least 18 years old on the day of the next general or municipal election
  • have lived in your Indiana precinct for at least 30 days before the next election, and
  • not currently be in prison after being convicted of a crime.

27. Writing Center

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Every writer needs a reader. A series of visits to the Writing Center can help experienced and beginning writers as they work on assignments for any class.

Graduate students may visit the Writing Center at any stage in the writing process and can benefit in multiple ways from utilizing its services. In free, individual conferences, writing consultants can help students better understand their assignment; focus, organize, and develop ideas; revise drafts; cite sources; and consider language and style issues. While consultants cannot edit or proofread drafts, they will help students develop editing and proofreading strategies.

Students can sign up for appointments via TutorTrac, which can be found on the Writing Center’s Web site: www.ipfw.edu/casa/wc. For same-day appointments, call 260-481- 5740 or stop by Kettler G19 to see if there are any available openings.

The Writing Center also offers online consulting; more information about this service is available at http://www.ipfw.edu/casa/wc/NavBarLinks/online.html. The Writing Center is open Mondays through Fridays during fall and spring semesters, with limited Sunday hours. Summer hours are also available. Visit the Web site for the current schedule and other information, such as tips for making the most of an appointment and handouts on various topics, including composing strategies, organization, citation, and grammar.

In addition to consultations and online services, the Writing Center provides regular workshops for students and faculty about a variety of writing issues. Additionally, the Writing Center has several services for instructors, including consultations on assignment design; class orientations to introduce students to the Writing Center; workshops specifically designed for an instructor’s class; and a newsletter.

Finally, the Writing Center offers computers that students may use to work on their writing and reference books about writing in any discipline. Hard copies of handouts are also available in the center.

 

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