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Student Life

With over 60 student organizations, intramural sports and an inclusive and welcoming campus community, PNW students have plenty of ways to get involved, make new friends and create lasting college memories.

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The Pride at Play

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

From Spanish Club to our car-building Society of Automotive Engineers groups to student government, there are organizations for every passion and interest at PNW. Join a professional society, volunteer in the community or even learn how to play a new sport.

Browse Student Orgs

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Inclusive and Welcoming PNW

At PNW, you will find space to be your truest self. We offer a culture of inclusivity, equitable treatment and welcoming opportunities for all.

See Our Commitment to Inclusivity

Jalyn Smith

All of those experiences, the clubs and internships, connected the textbooks to the real world. The things I was learning in class – skills, tools, assessments and communication, I was able to take all of those things into my internship and apply them while I was there.

Jalyn A. Smith, Social Work, ’22

Bianca Gomez

I like to emphasize that PNW is a place for everyone. No matter the culture that you are, no matter where you come from, we have a place for you here.

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You can just walk into a club on any day and you’ll feel like you belong, even if you’ve never met those people before.

Danielle Turner, Computer Information Technology, ’23

Get involved because it is really worth it. Start by going to a couple of meetings — the more people you meet, the more networking you do, the farther you can go.

Picture Yourself at Purdue Northwest

College is more than lectures and book study. It’s about discovering who you are and what you’re good at doing. At Purdue University Northwest, you will earn a quality degree while gaining real-world experience that prepares you for lifelong success.

Have questions about student life at PNW? Contact our office!

Upcoming Events

Jan 30

Homecoming 2023

Join in on some favorite HoCo traditions and create new memories during this annual celebration of PNW.

Jan 30

Chancellor’s Cup Challenge Benefitting the PNW Food Pantry

The PNW community is encouraged to come together in helping to alleviate food insecurity on campus!

Jan 30

Black History Month T-Shirt Giveaway (Westville Campus)

Take the midday break to get this year’s Black History Month commemorative shirt! Shirts can be picked up in the Gallery Cafe on the Westville Campus.

Jan 31

Homecoming Trivia Night

Join Honors College and Student Life for a homecoming trivia night in Alumni Hall!

Life @ PNW

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Housing

Welcome Home

Get the PNW experience 24/7 when you live in our University Village apartments.

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Dining

Hope You’re Hungry

We have pizza, burgers, salads, soups, sandwiches, and, of course, coffee. Explore dining options on both campuses.

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Fitness and Intramurals

Stay Healthy

Both PNW campuses have state-of-the-art fitness and recreation centers, with many ways to keep your body — and mind — in shape.

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Why PNW?

Find Your Fit

Our blend of small classes and real-world learning helps you connect with professors who care and build skills to launch your career.