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