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, bipolar 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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African Student Association

Purposes and Goals of Organization:
To educate all people about the diversity in the African cultures, to create an opportunity for students of African descent to socialize and interact in a relaxed environment, and to provide support for new international students with their transition into IPFW.

Membership Dues and Obligations:
1. A monthly fee of $10. 2. Maintaining a GPA of at least 2.0. 3. Currently enrolled at IPFW (at least 1 credit hour).

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:

Movie night, intro party, community service & Africa night

Primary Contact:

Victoria Loya loyavn01@students.ipfw.edu (260) 385-0165

Advisor Contact: 

Quinton Dixie dixieq@ipfw.edu (260) 481-5724

 

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Agricultural and Pre-Veterinary Club

Purposes and Goals of Organization:
This organization serves to develop contacts with students interested in the fields of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine.

Membership Dues and Obligations:
Members need to pay $3 dues every semester, must attend a majority of meetings and are highly recommended to participate in group volunteer activities to be considered active members. If members do not follow the rules and guidelines in the constitution, they will be asked to leave.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:

Volunteer with various animal based organizations in the area.

Primary Contact:

Dusty Gremaux gremdl01@students.ipfw.edu (260) 517-3296

Advisor Contact: 

Carla Barrett barrettc@ipfw.edu (260) 481-6796

 

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Apiculture Club

Purposes and Goals of Organization:
To raise awareness of the ecological importance of honey-bees. To enable members to pursue interests in bee-keeping, activity, and honey production. To educate members about how to keep and interact with bees in a safe manner

Membership Dues and Obligations:
General membership requirements: Must have no allergies to bees or honey. At least 51% of the total membership must be currently enrolled at IPFW.

Voting membership requirements: General membership. Paid membership (obtained after paying a $5 fee, which may be waived based on lack of financial ability to pay.) Must be currently enrolled in at least 10 credit hours at IPFW.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:

TBD

Primary Contact:

Nolan Appel appenm01@students.ipfw.edu (260) 415-3678

Advisor Contact: 

Eric Tippman tippmane@ipfw.edu (260) 481-6022

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Anime 101

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
To promote interest in Japanese Animation and 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 burkcc01@students.ipfw.edu (574) 527-3785

Advisor Contact:

Stevens Amidon amidons@ipfw.edu (260) 481-6277

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 for 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

Organizational Information:
E-mail: bigs@students.ipfw.edu


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Black Collegian Caucus

Purposes and Goals of Organization:
The purpose of the organization 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 monthly meetings.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:
Soul Food Sunday. Black History Month Film Series.

Primary Contact:

Jasmine Billingsley billjj01@students.ipfw.edu (260) 409-0316

Advisor Contact:  

Alisa Shank shanka@ipfw.edu (260) 481-0134

 

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Brazilian Student Organization

Purposes and Goals of Organization:
Our objective is to promote intercultural exchange through the organization of events and activities that express Brazilian culture, while contributing to a warmer community, with social events and volunteer work.

Membership Dues and Obligations:
Membership is free from any financial obligations. Members are required to attend a minimum of two meetings per semester; except in cases of excused absence. Voting membership requires students to be currently enrolled in a least one credit hour. Members are required to comply to the IPFW student code of conduct.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:

2016 Carnival Celebration, 2016 Brazilian Undergraduate student conference trip.

Primary Contact:

Miriam Greidanus Romaneli greim02@students.ipfw.edu (260) 487-1946

Advisor Contact: 

Assem Nasr nasra@ipfw.edu (260) 481-6991

 

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