A Safe Zone is a place where you can feel free to talk about being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered without fear of criticism or hatred. It is a place where you can feel not only supported but affirmed. It is a place where you are not only accepted but valued.
Look for the Safe Zone sign. People displaying this sign have taken a Safe Zone training workshop and have signed a pledge to be positive, supportive, and affirming to students, staff, and faculty who wish to talk about being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered. In a Safe Zone, you are free to be yourself.
Need someone to talk to? The Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)/Parkview Student Assistance Program (SAP) is here for you. The program offers a variety of brief counseling and consultation services by professional counselors to address student needs. The services are free and confidential. Call (260) 373-8060 or (800) 721-8809 to make an appointment, or visit their website.
The Northeast Indiana Diversity Library (NIDL) is a specialty library with a circulating collection of more than 4,500 books and an archive of local gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender history. The presence of this specialty library on the IPFW campus is a partnership between IPFW and NIDL to augment gender-studies resources in the wider community. Visit Helmke Library to learn more.
The IPFW Center for Healthy Living Campus Clinic provides comprehensive health services to meet the medical and psychological needs of students, faculty, and staff at IPFW.