Student Support Resources

Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) ensures universal access to classes, programs and activities. Purdue has designated the DRC to determine reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. 

The DRC uses an interactive process designed to be convenient for students. It starts with a simple conversation. Our first goal is to better understand your unique experience. We then partner with faculty to make accommodations or redesign aspects of the classroom.

Contact the DRC to make an appointment with a staff member to discuss the barriers you have experienced and/or anticipate. Be sure to tell them that you are Polytechnic Statewide student in Columbus and they'll work with you remotely. 
Phone: (765) - 494 -1247


Accommodations and Services


Perspectives on Disability


Social/Emotional Counseling Services

Sometimes life presents you with circumstances that challenge your ability to cope. Balancing your studies with work, family, and other responsibilities can be hectic. Don’t become overwhelmed—talk to us. We can help.

If you find yourself struggling with anxiety, worry, depression, and other challenges, take advantage of free sessions with a licensed counselor.

          On-Campus Services

          Counseling is available on campus each Tuesday from 8:00am to Noon in LC 1200. Please call (812)-375-7524 to make a confidential appointment. If these times are not convenient to your schedule then please contact Solutions Student Assistance Services at (812)-377-5074 to schedule your appointment at a more preferable time. 



          Solutions Student Assistance Services (SAS) provides free, local, professional, and confidential consultations for Purdue Polytechnic Columbus students. Solutions SAS is a service of Centerstone Indiana. Solutions counselors can help you  clarify your concerns and develop a plan to address life's challenges. They can also help you find the tools and support you need to navigate the tough times and set clear priorities, both now and for the future.



          All Purdue Polytechnic Columbus students are eligible for up to five (5) free counselings sessions per documented issue, which include but are not limited to:

                * Depression

                * Addiction

                * Stress

                * Grief or Loss

                * Anxiety

           Insurance & SAS

           If more than five sessions are needed you can use your individual medical and health insurance to continue services. A Solutions SAS staff member can discuss and arrange other financing options.


           After-Hours/Emergency Contact

           If you have an after-hours emergency call 911 or (812)-377-5074 to speak to a crisis agent.


Wellness & Health Services

Purdue Polytechnic Columbus is a promoter of good health, wellness, and personal fitness among students, faculty, and staff. 


 Health & Medical Services the following services are available to students utilizing their individual medical and health insurance.

          WellConnect is a health and wellness resource center open to the public in downtown Columbus, where you can connect with specialists who help establish relationships with healthcare providers, navigate health insurance and access Columbus  Regional Health services. 


          PromptMed is an urgent care walk-in clinic that accepts unscheduled patients during all hours of operations. X-ray, Lab services,and licensed providers can treat cuts, burns, sprains, fractures and can perform minor procedures such as splinting and suturing. They also offer quick and convenient care for common ailments, including sore throat, ear infection, and strep tests.


          MinuteClinic can diagnose and treat illnesses, injuries and skin conditions, and provides wellness services including vaccinations, physicals, screenings and monitoring for chronic conditions. They provide services for both adults and children 18 months and over. For a complete list of what MinuteClinic offers, including service availability and any restrictions, visit our services page.


          VIMCare Clinic is a primary care clinic providing access to healthcare to HIP 2.0 patients as well as the uninsured. They provide acute primary care (such as ear infections and sore throat), annual physicals, chronic care management, behavioral  health (such as mental health and substance misuses), self care resources, and lifestyle an education programs. 


Sports & Fitness as a Purdue student, we encourage you to explore a variety of options for healthy living and maintaining your personal fitness. The following gyms and fitness centers are conveniently located in our community and may have special cost-saving offers for Purdue students.  


  Gyms and Fitness Centers  Yoga, Pilates, Barre           Martial Arts & Sports

Anytime Fitness

Columbus Fit 

Tipton Lakes Athletic Club

Total Fitness

Planet Fitness

Zen Fitness

Pure Barre

Uptown Yoga

Sky Sport Fitness Indoor Cycling

Ko's Martial Arts Academy

PAL Boxing

Browns Jiu Jitsu

CrossFit Ripcord

Deathproof CrossFit



University Health Initiatives 

Purdue University has a variety of resources and educational and wellness programs (from nutrition to alcohol education to mindfulness) that help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

           Recreation & Wellness  

           Wellness Podcasts for wellness tips on the go or at home.

           Nutrition Services: Ask a Dietitian get basic nutrition information or just ask a quick question.

           Sexual Health information to get informed about your sexual health.

           Purdue Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Guide