The Office of Military Student Services hosts several events to aid veterans and students in socializing and helping them further their college career as well as take care of their well-being.
The Ladder UPP writing group
Founded by veteran and author Silouan Green, the Office of Military Student Services IPFW proudly hosts a chapter of The Ladder Upp, a social writing group that focuses on using creative writing to help combat the struggles of life; from everyday problems to PTSD by using the official The Ladder Upp workbook.
When: Tuesdays 4 - 6 p.m.
Where: Helmke Library, room 112
Who: Anyone is free to join us!
Included: Official The Ladder Upp workbook, composition notebook, T-shirt, drinks and snacks
At Military Student Services, we understand that the transition from a military environment to an academic one can be a difficult and frustrating time. That is why we have started the Vet 2 Vet mentoring program, which pairs incoming students with students at IPFW with similar experience. These mentors aid in the transitioning into an academic lifestyle by helping their mentees with various things that can cause frustration, such as changing classes, aiding with conflicts, and being there as a support and friend.
In the military you had "battle-buddies;" at IPFW we strive to give you the same type of support with Vet 2 Vet.
Come into Military Student Services and sign up to be a mentor or mentee today!
Student Veterans of America
Indiana University-Purdue University is home to a large amount of students who are military-affiliated; either through being a veteran, currently serving, or are family members or friends of those who are. We support you.
Started in 2016, the IPFW Veteran Student Organization faced difficulties with membership and later obtained a charter from the Student Veterans of America in 2017.
Our mission is to provide information, resources, advocacy, and support of all Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne veterans, service members and dependents using military educational benefits, to assist them toward graduation. The organization aims to increase awareness of and solutions to student veteran educational matters. Organizational members also actively participate on campus as well as within the Fort Wayne community. Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne students, faculty members, and alumni with veteran or current military status are always welcome.