Indiana Tech Alumni, Donors, & Friends: FAQs

Need help finding information?

Use our list of frequently asked questions to find the answer to your question. If you don't see what you're looking for, contact our office and we will be happy to provide you with answers to your questions.

Staying Connected

How do I let the university know if I need to update my information?

You can update your information online using our secure alumni update form. The information you submit to us is used only by Indiana Tech and is not distributed to any outside organizations.

You can also contact us directly if you prefer to provide your information in-person, by email, or on the phone.

How do I sign up to receive Trends?

You can sign up online on our newsletter subscription page, or you may contact the alumni office at 260.399.2846 or alumni@indianatech.edu to have your name added to our mailing list.

Visit our Trends page to view current and past issues of the magazine.

Where do I sign up to receive the Tech Aluminati, the alumni newsletter?

You can sign up on our newsletter subscription page to start receiving issues of the Tech Aluminati by email. You will receive the next issue after you have signed up to the email address you provided. You can change your subscription information as well.

If you choose to no longer receive the Tech Aluminati by email, there is an option provided in the newsletter where you are able to opt out of receiving future emails from us.

How can I become more involved at my alma mater?

It’s great to stay active with the university. Some of the ways we would encourage you to stay involved are to attend events and games, volunteer for an event, mentor a student, work out at the campus fitness center, walk the campus trails, reconnect with fellow alumni at Alumni Weekend, and visit with our staff.

Do you have a Facebook page?

Yes. You can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and keep up to date with what's going on through our other social media pages.

Do I get to keep my email address after I graduate?

You will be able to keep your email address you used as a student once you graduate. For more information, please contact our director of alumni relations.

Visiting Indiana Tech

Where is your office located?

Our office is in the Wilfred Uytengsu, Sr. Center, which is located toward the center of campus. As you walk into the building, you will enter our Welcome Center and be helped right away.

Can I meet with someone from your office even if I can't make it to campus?

Our Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations staff love to get out and talk with our alumni and friends. We travel all over the place! And when we can, we hold gatherings of alumni at various locations around the country. Just contact us and let us know you’re interested in having someone visit you, and we’ll see how we can make arrangements to get together. And also let us know your suggestions for alumni gatherings.

Where can I find directions to Indiana Tech?

Our Fort Wayne (main) campus is located at 1600 E. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46803.

A list of all our other campuses can be found here.

If you need help getting around once you're on campus, our campus map will help you get around. We have a 3D map and a printable map for you to choose from.

Where should I stay when visiting Indiana Tech?

Located on the south side of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Indiana Tech is in close proximity to several hotels that offer exceptional accomodiations year round. We suggest visiting the Fort Wayne Visitor's Bureau for a list of the best places to stay that will best accommodate your needs.

If you're planning on attending Alumni Weekend, we suggest that you visit our Alumni Weekend web site as it lists several options for hotels that we partner with during that time of year to provide our guests with discounted rates.

Where can I eat while visiting Fort Wayne?

Fort Wayne is known to have exceptional restaurants of all cuisines. We recommend you check out the Fort Wayne Visitor's Bureau web site for a list of restaurants the city has to offer. If you would like the true student experience, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at our dining hall in Andorfer Commons. If you still need help deciding, you can contact us and we can make some recommendations for you!

Getting Involved

Where can I find a list of alumni events?

Take a look at our alumni events calendar to see what's going on at Indiana Tech. Events are typically added to the calendar once they are confirmed, so be sure you check back periodically to see what's happening.

For additional events, check out our university calendar and our athletics web site for more information.

When does Alumni Weekend take place?

Every year during the 2nd-3rd week in September we host Alumni Weekend (Homecoming) for all alumni, students, faculty and staff to attend and participate in.

More information can be found on our Homecoming web site. If you are interesting in participating at next year's event, please contact us at alumni@indianatech.edu and we can show you the ways you can get involved.

How to I volunteer at Indiana Tech?

There are many opportunities to get involved with programs offered through the Office of Alumni Relations. We're always looking for those who care about Indiana Tech as much as we do to lend a hand.

You can find more information on ways to donate your time by visiting our volunteer page.

How do I keep up with the Indiana Tech sports teams?

Indiana Tech is built on Warrior pride! To show your support for our Warriors check out athletics web site for the latest team schedules and other athletic news and happenings.

Supporting Tech/Giving Back

How do I make a monetary gift to the university?

You can make a monetary gift to Indiana Tech through our secure online giving form. Depending on the size and nature of your gift, you can also contact our office and talk to one of us so that we can assist you with the gift-giving process.

For more ways to give, please visit our ways to give page.

What is planned giving?

Planned giving, sometimes referred to as gift planning, may be defined as a method of supporting non-profits and charities that enables philanthropic individuals or donors to make larger gifts than they could make from their income. While some planned gifts provide a life-long income to the donor, others use estate and tax planning techniques to provide for charity and other heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor's estate. Courtesy of www.plannedgiving.com.

For more information on planned giving at Indiana Tech, please visit our ways to give page.

What if I want to make a non-monetary gift to the university?

You can make a monetary gift to Indiana Tech through our secure online giving form. Depending on the size and nature of your gift, you can also contact our office and talk to one of us so that we can assist you with the gift-giving process.

For more ways to give, please visit our ways to give page.

How is my gift used within Indiana Tech?

All gifts provide our students with resources needed for their education. You have the option of designating your gift, if you wish. For example, you can choose to direct your support to a scholarship fund. Gifts that are not restricted will be channeled where the support is currently needed. That could mean laboratory equipment, updated software, library resources, faculty development, curriculum enhancements, and buildings, to name a few. The list continues for a vital university growing the way Indiana Tech is! Naming opportunities are available for substantial contributions, as well.

How do I join the President's Club?

When your gifts to Indiana Tech total $1,000 or more annually, you maintain membership in our President’s Club for leading contributors. With total annual giving at specific levels, you gain additional recognition as a distinguished member of one of the President’s Societies.

You can learn more about the benefits of joining on our President's Club page.

Programs & Services

What continuing education classes are available for alumni?

Alumni of Indiana Tech can enroll in our College of Professional Studies, which offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, engineering, computer sciences, general studies, criminal sciences, and education. We also offer online degree programs for those students who are not able to be on campus to take classes.

More information on our accelerated degree programs can be found on the College of Professional Studies web site.

How do I get a copy of my transcripts?

The Office of the Registrar provides official grade transcripts bearing the Indiana Tech seal and the signature of the Office of the Registrar to students for graduate and professional school applications, employers, and scholarships. The University maintains a transcript for all students reflecting all courses taken while enrolled at Indiana Tech, including both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Do you have career services that are available for alumni?

Services offered from our Career Center are free to all Indiana Tech alumni. The alumni office has partnered with them to help alumni achieve professional and personal success by providing advising, programs, and activities related to self-assessment, career exploration, and job search preparation.

Please visit our Career Center web site for more information.

How can I buy Indiana Tech merchandise?

Indiana Tech merchandise can be purchased at our Tech Treasures store located in Andorfer Commons, or online at www.indianatech.edu/TechTreasures.

Indiana Tech also has partnered with Prep Sportswear to give you an even wider selection of Tech apparel.

You can learn more about items offered directly from our alumni office, such as bobbleheads, polos, patio bricks, and the Indiana Tech license plate.

General Questions

What is "Institutional Advancement" and how does it fit with "Alumni Relations"?

The Institutional Advancement (IA) team does just that: works to advance the mission of the university by offering Tech’s alumni and friends the opportunity to be involved. For those who want to make gifts to support the university and its students, we provide information and guidance in selecting the way that best fits their situation and interests. We meet with individuals, foundation and corporation officers, and government officials to tell the university's story. We submit contribution and grant requests as appropriate. We keep everyone updated about what's happening at the university, hold events, visit with alumni on campus and around the nation, and help people stay connected to Tech and to each other.

Our Office of Alumni Relations works as part of the IA team, as we all reach out to serve our alumni. We want you to cherish the good times at Tech and enjoy coming back to visit. We want you to know what's going on and to be part of the future developments. We want to hear your feedback and suggestions and offer you opportunities to participate in fun events. We want to facilitate your connection with fellow alumni. Alumni Relations is responsible for organizing and orchestrating alumni activities large and small, from Homecoming to the Wine Tasting to Facebook updates.

What is the mailing address for Indiana Tech?

Our mailing address is: 1600 E. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46803

Where can I find a map of campus?

You can view a map of campus here.

 


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