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. Voting membership shall be open to all students currently enrolled in at least one credit hour at IPFW.  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.   Dues are $5.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year: TBD

Primary Contact:  Aubrey Voght  voghaa01@students.ipfw.edu 

Advisor Contact:  Floie Stouder stouderf@ipfw.edu  260-481-6658

Organizational Information:  Website:  https://www.facebook.com/activemindsatipfw

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African Students Association

Purposes and Goals of Organization:
To educate all people about the diversity in the African culture and include everyone in this learning process; to create an opportunity for students of African descent to socialize and interact in a relaxed environment; to encourage and enhance awareness about African issues, cultures, and values; to create opportunities for members from the African continent to understand each other and their different backgrounds; to be a strong part of a local network and regional groups active in addressing African issues; to provide support for new international students with their transition into IPFW; to provide student members with an environment conducive to successful completion of their academic objectives at IPFW. 

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.  Voting membership shall be open to all students currently enrolled in at least one credit hour at IPFW.  Members missing four consecutive meetings without an excuse will be placed on probation.  The probationary period will be for one month.  An additional unexcused absence by a member on probation will warrant expulsion from the organization. 

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:  ASA Soccer Night, African Games Night, Taste of Africa-Dashiki Night, Community Service Event and African Night

Primary Contact:  Eseosa Igbinijesu igbies01@students.ipfw.edu 260-255-1427

Advisor Contact:  Jospeter Mbuba mbubaj@ipfw.edu 260-481-6345

Organizational Information:  Email:  asaipfw@gmail.com   Website:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/aso.ipfw

 

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Agriculture 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; to gain information about the West Lafayette campus and intercampus transfers; conduct fundraising activities to support club trips and other activities; allow students the opportunity to share information about IPFW Agriculture and Pre-Veterinary programs, requirements, and scholarships. 

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.  Voting membership shall be open to all students currently enrolled in at least one credit hour at IPFW.  Each must maintain at least a 2.0 semester and/or cumulative GPA.  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.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:  Volunteer with various animal based organizations in the area.

Primary Contact:  Dusty Gibson gremdl01@students.ipfw.edu  260-517-3296

Advisor Contact:  Carla Barrett barrettc@ipfw.edu  260-481-6796

Organizational Information:  Email:  ipfwapvc@gmail.com

 

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Anime 101

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
To promote interest in Japanese Animation on campus; to provide safe and fun events and activities for members and community; tp encourage members' personal growth; to serve as a forum for those interested in Japanese animation. 

Membership Requirements 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.  Voting membership shall be open to all students currently enrolled in at least one credit hour at IPFW.  There are no membership dues. 

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: IPFW Anime 101

Apiculture Club

Purpose and Goals of Organization:

The purpose of this organization is to:  appreciate the role of honeybees in the environment; to learn about the honey production process; to beautify our campus. 

Membership Requirements 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.  Voting membership shall be open to all students currently enrolled in at least nine credit hours at IPFW.  No dues are required for membership.  Members missing two meetings without an excuse will be placed on probation.  The probationary period will be for one month.  An additional unexcused absence by a member on probation will warrant expulsion from the organization. 

Activities and Events for Current Year:  Planting flowers, purchasing hives and bees.

Primary Contact:  Karly Slentz  slenks01@students.ipfw.edu   260-579-5521

Advisor Contact:  Eric Tippman  tippmane@ipfw.edu  260-481-6022 

Organization Information:  Email:  beeclub@students.ipfw.edu

 

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Bangladesh Students Association

Purpose and Goals of Organization:
To cultivate a spirit of unity and friendship among the international/local students; to help members in all aspects as international students; to provide support for the Bangladeshi students at IPFW; to act as a local representative of student from Bangladesh at Fort Wayne; to foster and promote Bangladeshi and Bengali heritage and culture; to promote academic, social, and cultural interaction between Bangladeshi students and other members of the community, both on local and international levels; to form unity amongst members through fun, cultural, and social events and to celebrate our diversity with everybody in the community as well as on campus.

Membership Requirements 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.  Voting membership shall be open to all IPFW students enrolled in at least one credit hour.  $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 Global Night, Camping

Primary Contact:  Asif Mortuza morta02@students.ipfw.edu 260-704-4475 

Advisor Contact:  Ahmed Mustafa mustafaa@ipfw.edu  260-481-6328

Organizational Information:  Website: www.student.ipfw.edu/bsa/   https://www.facebook.com/groups/808379845874047

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of IPFW

Purpose and Goals of Organization: 
The purpose of this organization is to further the Big Brothers Big Sisters mission to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measureable impact; deepen relationships between members of the organization by creating a community of accountability and encouragement between people who are passionate about children; organize events for "Bigs" (mentors) and "Littles" (mentees); develop the leadership skills of college students through active involvement in the community; educate the campus community about how quality mentoring benefits those mentoring, those being mentored, and the community as a whole. 

Membership Requirements 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. Voting membership shall be open to all students currently enrolled in at least twelve credit hours at IPFW.  No annual dues will be required.  At least come to two meetings and help (in some way) at an event BBBS of IPFW.

Activities and Events Planned for Current Year:  Tuesday night weekly org meetings, fall and spring events.

Primary Contact: Brittany Tinney  btinney@ccojubilee.com  765-470-2195

Advisor Contact: Kelley Hartley-Hutton  hartleyk@ipfw.edu   260-481-5443

Organizational Information:  E-mail: bigs@students.ipfw.edu   Website:  https://www.facebook.com/BigBrothersBigSistersofIPFW

 

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Black Collegian Caucus

Purpose and Goals of the Organization: 

To explore the heritage and culture of African-Americans as a means of clarifying our self-image and enhancing self-esteem; To assist in the educational process of all students; To provide a common cultural base designed to foster unity and a spirit of community; To encourage and support the accomplishment of high academic standard by our members; To facilitate the development of more coalitions among campus groups and the increased involvement of students of color. 

Membership Requirements and Obligations: 

Fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students of IPFW and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity.  Non-student membership (non-voting) shall be open to interested members of the community.   An individual member shall retain active membership until such time as he/she no longer matriculates at the university or fails to comply with the stated requirements and standards of this organization.  Dues shall be $5.00 a year for regular members. 

Activities and Events Planned for the Current Year:  Soul Food Sundays, Black History Month Events

Primary Contact:  Alisa Shank  shanka@ipfw.edu  260-481-0134