Campus Services and Support

Student Services and Support

The community experience at IPS makes everything easier.  Here we have compiled all you need to know about living, studying and recreating in Washington D.C.

Local information: IPS is a commuter campus where the Washington, DC area provides a dynamic backdrop to the student experience.  Students are responsible for securing their own housing but there are resources here and through the Student Services Office to assist them.  See the Related Links to the right to access more information about the local area.

Student Life:  A variety of student support programs, services and activities are part of the campus services and daily life that seek to enrich the social, spiritual and academic development of the students.  These are sponsored by the Office of Student Services and the Student Life and Concerns Committee (SLCC).  For information on Student Life at IPS see the Related Link to the right.

Services offered through the Office of Student Services:

  • Counseling Services: Occasionally students may wish to seek counseling for themselves.  They can contact the Office of Student Services for a list of local counseling services.
  • Student Insurance: We’ve compiled this list of companies providing insurance for students.  International students are required to obtain insurance once they are in the United States.
  • Emergency Treatment:The Institute recognizes that it is responsible for assisting students in obtaining reasonable first aid, including medical treatment in case of emergency, sudden illness or injury while on campus.  A list of area hospitals and clinics can be obtained here.  It is the responsibility of the student to follow through with additional medical attention that may be required following this emergency treatment.
  • Disability Support: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) the Institute is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to any student who has a disability. Any student who has a documented disability must provide supporting documentation to the Enrollment Services Office at the beginning of the first semester. Once documentation is complete, the student should inform the instructor directly during the first week of class regarding accommodations made for particular class/classes.
    Please contact the Registrar for more information.