Students play beanbag toss

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.

Engineering students work on a car.

The Pride at Play


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

PNW students in the classroom

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

If there’s something you want to get involved in, such as research, an internship or job, don’t be afraid to reach out. Make those connections and don’t be afraid to put yourself out there.

Christopher Pabey

Being involved on campus has plenty to offer and is a way to form many great relationships to take with you long past graduation.

Raquel Welch

I loved how involved the campus is and the people. I’ve made connections with my classmates, professors and faculty.

Anthony Powell

I thoroughly enjoyed the people of PNW. Just getting to meet and connect with people and learn about everyone’s different backgrounds and experiences.

Collin Garmon

The diversity of the student body, the great faculty and the smaller class sizes are a few of the great things about this university. The faculty are more than willing to help you succeed and the smaller class sizes make it much easier to make connections.

PNW Spring 2024 graduate Teja Brown

Being a first-generation college student sometimes you need people around you who actually understand what you’re going through—those were my people and if not for them, I cannot guarantee that I would have made it through college.

Jonathan del Real

I love the inclusivity, the environment, and I feel like I truly belong at PNW. PNW is everything I could ask for and possibly more.

Jonathan Del Real, ‘24, Foreign Language: Spanish

Rachel Fleszewski

Definitely put yourself out there, try to make connections with your peers and you'll really benefit from networking and creating those long-lasting friendships.

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

Jun 03

Intramural Fishing League

Join us for some summer fun in our Intramural Fishing League. All PNW students, faculty and staff are invited to join!

Jun 13

Intramural Open Play Sand Volleyball

Join us for open play sand volleyball sessions to relax throughout the summer.

Jun 19


Celebrate Freedom Day at PNW with food, music and activities!

Jun 20

Intramural Open Play Sand Volleyball

Join us for open play sand volleyball sessions to relax throughout the summer.

Life @ PNW

A student laughs in PNW housing


Welcome Home

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

PNW students talk in the Dining Hall


Hope You’re Hungry

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

A PNW student lines up for a pool shot.

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.

Students pose together during the Pride Stride

Campus Traditions

Part of the Pride

From our Pride Stride color run to Roaring Loud, PNW campus traditions bring our community together all year long.