Dean of Students

Office of the Dean of Students

Dr. Eric NormanHello and welcome! I am very pleased to have you join the IPFW family. I am confident you will find this a warm and supportive home as you complete your academic, personal, and professional goals.

You will discover that the environment here is extremely student focused. We want you to be successful and to have a positive learning experience. I encourage you to fully utilize the many services available here at IPFW, including Student Life, Supplemental Instruction, Career Services, and the counseling services through Parkview. Please seek assistance before there are issues or crises. I would also hope that you help others in their personal path by informing members of the university community of their concerns and struggles. We can only help those that have been identified.

The Office of the Dean of Students serves a number of functional areas, including the IPFW/Parkview Student Assistance Program (SAP), Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), The Learning Community (TLC) childcare services, and Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.

The Dean of Students office is responsible for upholding the IPFW Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. What this means is there are a set of standards we expect the members of the IPFW community to uphold. If there are academic or behavioral violations of this code, you are entitled to due process. We want this to be educational, so the process is designed to help students learn about how their choices impact themselves and others.

The Office of the Dean of Students also works with the CARE Team, which is used to identify any students who are of concern. The students identified may be in crisis or may simply need to receive guidance.

The Dean of Student's staff advise students about the student complaint process, grade appeals, late full withdrawals, and other concerns you may have about the University. We view the Dean of Students Office as a central hub for information so that you are able to get to your desired information in as few steps as possible.

The IPFW/Parkview Student Assistance Program (SAP) is located on campus under the auspices of the Office of the dean of Students. SAP provides confidential counseling for all students at IPFW, free of charge. We have licensed counselors who address developmental concerns and common issues that affect students, including anxiety, time management, depression, addiction/abuse, stress, and relationship issues. SAP also offers group counseling, workshops, educational and preventative initiatives on these and other issues.

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) offers assistance for students with documented disabilities. If you are a student with a physical or psychological disability, you may register with the SSD office to receive services. If you become injured or have an extended illness and need temporary accommodations, please contact us so that we can work with you and your professor to address any concerns.

The Learning Community (TLC) childcare provides early education for children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Full and part-time care is provided for children in our community. Students of IPFW can enroll their children for hourly care while they attend classes.

You are enrolling at an institution that is focused on your personal and professional achievements. Let us work together to make this experience the most for everyone so that you will have positive memories that will last a lifetime.

Go Dons!

Eric Norman
Dean of Students