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Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is a comprehensive university in Fort Wayne, Indiana, offering associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs, as well as specialized certificate programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It has the broadest scope of programs of all institutions of higher learning in northeast Indiana, offering more than 200 degree and certificate options. IPFW has a diverse enrollment of more than 13,000 students encompassing many ages, races, and nationalities. Through exemplary standards in teaching, research, and service, IPFW demonstrates a commitment to excellence and lifelong learning. IPFW provides students the opportunity for success through its academic diversity, affordability, and flexibility. The university also offers a Division I athletics program, intramural sports, and more than 100 student clubs. Student housing is available in apartment-style units.

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Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne's Student Life and Leadership office is dedicated to the enhancement and advancement of IPFW students by providing co-curricular opportunities which compliment academic pursuits and learning beyond the classroom. The Student Life and Leadership staff seeks to provide an atmosphere, where students not only learn, but are challenged, supported and heard. With this mission, the Student Life and Leadership office promotes the personal and professional development of IPFW students, the leaders of today and tomorrow.

The Student Life and Leadership Office plans, implements, and assesses programming designed to foster student learning and development, enhance community, and promote student satisfaction.

In addition, the department encourages and assists student organizations in planning, implementing, and assessing programming for those purposes. Student Life and Leadership works in partnership with student government in the recognition of student organizations; provides leadership development training for students and student organizations; recommends policies related to the development and management of student organizations; allocates space to student organizations; provides training and support for student organization advisors; and serves as a liaison between student organizations and IPFW administrative and academic units.

Student Life and Leadership oversees the Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT) program; authorizes non-University postings on campus; maintains a calendar for student events on campus; provides rental information for off-campus housing; and assists in other IPFW activities, services, and programs as requested and assigned.