Celebrate 50 Years
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:
    Kristina Stewart stewkm01@students.ipfw.edu (260)-417-2272
  • Advisor Contact:  Floie Stouder stouderf@ipfw.edu (260)-481-6658

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Amateur Radio Club

  • Purpose and Goals of Organization:
    The Amateur Radio Club teaches the practical application of radio theory, electrical theory, and procedures. Its purpose is to study the aspects of modern amateur radio and how it is used in emergency and worldwide communications.
    Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
    Foxhunts, Hamfests, Field Day
  • Primary Contact for Organization:
    David Jones (260) 667-0676 djones1080@gmail.com

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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

  • 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 to the Bangladeshi students and to cultivate a spirit of unity and friendship between Bangladeshi and all other students at IPFW.
  • Membership Requirements and Obligations:
    Must be a current student at IPFW.
  • Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
    TBD
  • Primary Contact:
    Nabil Taslim taslnm01@students.ipfw.edu (260)-255-9569
  • 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: 
    Shori Gerardot (260) 579-2468 gerass01@students.ipfw.edu

  • Organizational Information:
    Email: bigheart@students.ipfw.edu

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 Big Brothers Big Sisters of IPFW

  • Purpose and Goals of Organization: 
    Further the Big Brothers Big Sisters mission, deepen relationships between members, organize events for Bigs and Little's, develop leadership skills of college students, and educate the college community.
  • Membership Requirements and Obligations:
    No Annual Dues. Members must attend 1 meeting per month. May be expelled for conduct unbecoming and for violations of student code of conduct or failing to meet requirements of mentoring commitments.
  • Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
    "BIG" Splash, Fall Harvest, Bowl for Kids Sake
  • Primary Contact: Corissa Neighbor (260)-515-1327 neigca01@students.ipfw.edu 
  • Advisor Contact: Kelley Hartley-Hutton (260)-481-6021

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Black Collegian Caucus

  • Purpose and Goals of Organization: 
    The members of the Black Collegian Caucus are dedicated to the cultural and educational development of the individual within the context of the university community. Our focus will be to explore the rich heritage and culture of African-Americans, to draw knowledge and strength from this history, and to celebrate the lives and contributions of our people. It is through learning that we create, build, and find hope for a better future and a richer university community.
  • Membership Requirements and Obligations: 
    Attend meetings, participate, uphold constitution, maintaining a non-discriminatory policy.
  • Activities and Events Planned for Current Year: 
    All White Attire Party, conferences, Student Housing Block Party.
  • Primary Contact:
  • Organizational Information:
    Email: bcc@students.ipfw.edu
    Website: Facebook.com/blackcollegiancaucus

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