Student Life and Leadership

Special Interest Organizations

Special Interest Organizations
These groups represent the broad spectrum of unique interests represented by our students and provide life long learning and leisure opportunities.

 

 

Active Minds

  • Purposes and Goals of Organization:
    To increase awareness among IPFW students about issues of mental health, symptoms of mental illness, and available resources in and around the IPFW community. To become a point of reference for IPFW students for information on Depression, Bipolary Disorder, Schizophrenia, Eating Disorders, PTSD, and General Anxiety Disorder. To become a liaison between IPFW students and the mental health community through fliering campus with fact sheets, hosting and/or sponsoring charity fund-raisers, guest speakers, and related events, and maintaining a comprehensive website.
  • Membership Dues and Obligations:
    Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students at IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/University in an official capacity. The minimum membership requirement is eight members. Membership and participation are free from discrimination and harassment per the policies of the IPFW Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct as stated in Part I Section A, Items 3 and 4.
  • Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
    TBD
  • Primary Contact:
    Manal Saeed saeema01@students.ipfw.edu 260-418-2524
  • Advisor Contact:  Floie Stouder stouderf@ipfw.edu (260)-481-6658

 

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 Anime 101

  • Pupose and Goals of Organization:
    To promote interest in Japanese Animation, provide safe and fun events and activities for members and community.
  • Membership Requirements and Obligations:
    Membership is open to all IPFW students and non-students. One-half membership may consist of non-students.
  • Activities and Events Planned for Current Year: All-day Anime/Gaming events 
  • Primary Contact: 
    Clayton Burkhart (574) 527-3785 burkcc01@students.ipfw.edu

  • Advisor Contact: Stevens Amidon (260) 481-6277 amidons@ipfw.edu
  • Organizational Information:
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/120894863285

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Bangladesh Students Association

  • Purpose and Goals of Organization:
    To provide academic, social and cultural support fo the Bangladeshi students and to cultivate a spirit of unity and friendship between Bangladeshi and all other students at IPFW.
  • Membership Requirements and Obligations:
    $10 yearly dues, members must attend a minimum of 2 meetings per year, and volunteer at a minimum of 2 activities per year.
  • Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
    International Students Night.
  • Primary Contact:
    Erina Nowshin Sarker - sarken01@students.ipfw.edu 260-580-1398
  • Advisor Contact: Ahmed Mustafa mustafaa@ipfw.edu (260)-481-6328
  • Organizational Information:
    Website: www.student.ipfw.edu/bsa/

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  BigHeart Club, The

  • Purpose and Goals of Organization: 
    To volunteer in the local community by participating in IPFW and Fort Wayne events as well as supporting community needs with donation events.
  • Membership Requirements and Obligations:
    $2 yearly dues, members must attend a minimum of 2 meetings per year, and volunteer at a minimum of 2 activities per year.
  • Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
    TBD

  • Primary Contact:  Kayleigh Shampoe - shamka02@students.ipfw.edu 812-552-1407
  • Advisor Contact: Michael Columbia columbia@ipfw.edu 260-481-6299
  • Organizational Information:
    Email: bigheart@students.ipfw.edu

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 Big Brothers Big Sisters of IPFW

  • Purpose and Goals of Organization: 
    To connect mentors with children and create a meaningful relationship. To better the life of the child. The goal is to continue matching up new individuals and putting on events to support matches.
  • Membership Requirements and Obligations:
    At least come to two meetings and help (in some way) at an event BBBS of IPFW puts on. For the officers, come to the officer meetings and fulfill the role of their leadership position.
  • Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
    Tuesday night weekly org meetings, fall and spring events.
  • Primary Contact: Randall McComb - mccord01@students.ipfw.edu 260-413-9933
  • Advisor Contact: Kelley Hartley-Hutton (260)-481-6021

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Black Collegian Caucus

  • Purposes and Goals of Organization:
    The purpose of the organqization is to promote unity among black and other students within the IPFW community and to discuss knowledge and wisdom from the African American heritage.
  • Membership Dues and Obligations:
    Members are to pay the dues of $5.00. They must be an active member by attending events and monthyl meetings.
  • Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
    Soul Food Sunday. Black History Month Film Series.
  • Primary Contact:
    Jasmine Billingsley 260-409-0316 billjj01@students.ipfw.edu
  • Advisor Contact:  Alisa Shank 260-481-0134 shanka@ipfw.edu 

 

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