The office serves as the primary student advocate on campus. To achieve this, the Office of the Dean of Students serves a number of functional areas.
The Dean of Students office is responsible for implementing 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. This educational process is designed to help students learn about how their choices impact themselves and others. We also provide mediation services and education to students.
The Dean of Student’s staff advise students about the student complaint process, grade appeals, and other concerns you may have about the university.
The Office of the Dean of Students also coordinates 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 to become successful here at IPFW.
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 currently enrolled 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.
Bridges to Education and Careers (Bridges) is a program for students with intellectual disabilities who have completed high school, with a diploma or a Certificate of Completion, and are ready to make the transition to college. The program's primary emphasis is educational enrichment and paving a road to employment.