Student Clubs and Organizations
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. Take a look below for descriptions and contact information!
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Actively Moving Forward (A.M.F.)
AMF campus Chapters connect grieving college students so they can help support one another and empower the campus community to take action through a variety of service events.
Alpha Psi Lambda
Currently, with 200+ members in our Familia, Alpha Psi Lambda believes in serving our campus community while promoting Latino culture. We believe in the concept of Familia to create a support network for our members while creating the real-world experience of working with all genders.
American Society of Civil Engineers
The Purdue University Northwest ASCE student chapter is nationally recognized and aims to provide student members with opportunities to learn, network and compete in regional ASCE student competitions such as the Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge competitions.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
The objective of ASME at PNW is to advance and disseminate knowledge of theory and practice of mechanical engineering, the presentation of proper perspective of engineering work and the opportunity to become acquainted with personnel and activities of the Society as well as to promote professional awareness and fellowship.
ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers)
The ASHRAE Student Chapter (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) provides access to new technologies; offers professional development opportunities; creates opportunities for networking; and hosts career development programs.
Army ROTC is a series of elective courses one can take alongside their major course of study. Students enrolled in the program will meet once a week for Military Science class, three times a week for Physical Training, and once every other week for a Leadership Lab.
Biology club is on a mission to offer our members the opportunity to volunteer in the community, network, and meet students with similar interests.
Black Student Union
The purpose of the Black Student Union (BSU) is to provide encouragement and support for academic and social growth at Purdue University Northwest.
Boots and Bridles Club
The Boots and Bridles Club is a fun place for those who wish to learn about different aspects of the equine industry.
Chemistry and Physics Club
The Chemistry and Physics Club provides access to new technologies; offers professional development opportunities; creates opportunities for networking; and hosts career development programs.
Chinese Student Association
PNW Chinese Student Association (CSA) is an official PNW-recognized non-profit organization.
Circle K International
Circle K International is the largest student led collegiate organization in the world. You will be able to explore a multitude of clubs and activities and explore your creativity or your leadership skills.
Criminal Justice Club
The Criminal Justice Club works towards giving back to the community. We believe that if we have the opportunity to help the community, then why don’t we?
The purpose of the Economics Club is to stand as a student resource for educational and job success and as an approachable forum for economic, business, and public policy discussions.
The Environmental Club champions the multifaceted campus sustainability initiative and collaborates with students, faculty, staff and administrators to create a culture of conservation. By conserving today, we preserve the promise of tomorrow.
Finance and Accounting Club
The Finance and Accounting Club assists with the professional, educational and social development of members by providing opportunities for interaction between business practitioners, faculty and fellow students on topics relating to finance and accounting.
Fine Arts Club
Fine Arts Club at Purdue Northwest will provide a safe, equal, and equitable environment for all students at Purdue Northwest to allow them to express themselves through researching music, art, performing music, and making art.
Human Development and Family Studies Student Group (HDFS)
The HDFS Student Group promotes the field of human development and family studies through students networking while providing ideas for professional opportunities and development, along with service projects to aid the community.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is an international professional society devoted to advancing the theory and application of electrical engineering, electronics and computing. Maximize your understanding and education at Purdue University Northwest through our IEEE student branch.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN)
The honor society of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) promotes excellence in the profession and in education with ideals of Scholarship, Character and Attitude; and promotes professional accomplishment, service to others, and leadership development for students and professionals in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and other IEEE fields of interest.
The Intersectional Feminist Alliance
The mission of The Intersectional Feminist Alliance (TIFA) is to collaboratively and inclusively identify and fight to overcome barriers to student success on campus and in our community through activism and social justice education and research.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
The purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is to build a collegiate fellowship that engages Purdue University Northwest at Hammond campus with the gospel of Jesus Christ and makes disciples who live out Biblical values.
Invisible Strings: String Ensemble Club
The musicians in this orchestra focus on fundamental string techniques, alternative string styles, as well as traditional string repertoire and developing advanced techniques.
LGBTQ+ Alliance strives to create a safe and fun environment for LGBTQ+ members of our community to meet and congregate with one another, as well as allies and students who have not yet come out.
The Marketing Club of PNW is a student led organization that works to create networking opportunities. The focus is to help students of all majors learn how to market themselves to future employers.
Medical Careers Club
If you’re interested in speaking with medical professionals, reviewing MCAT materials, internship/shadowing/volunteer opportunities and more; Join our club!
National Society of Black Engineers
The mission of Purdue Northwest’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers is to increase the number of black engineers who succeed professionally, excel academically and positively impact the community.
PNW Nursing Club in Hammond is a student organization that supports nursing students during their plan of study. We provide opportunities for students to network, learn, and volunteer. Additionally, we set up a scholarship essay each semester! A nursing apparel sale is also available each year.
Pi Sigma Alpha
We are the Tau Psi Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. We function as both an honor society and as the political science club dedicated to the discussion and the promotion of civic and political dialogue at Purdue University Northwest. We encourage and welcome students from all majors to join us in learning about and discussing the important political and social issues of our day.
The Pioneer is the student-operated newspaper and website for Purdue University Northwest. The Pioneer is a member of the Indiana Collegiate Press Association and has won several awards in its annual competition in recent years.
PNW Food Pantry Committee
The PNW Food Pantry is proud to address the growing challenge of food insecurity among college students.
PNW Theatre Company
The PNW Theatre Company provides students a fun and educational opportunity to express themselves through theatre performance and production, both onstage and backstage, as well as provide an environment where students can connect with other students who share a common interest in the theatre arts.
PNW Motorsports Formula SAE
Formula SAE revolves around designing, funding, manufacturing and racing a formula style, open-wheel race car. Our organization encompasses engineering, technology, finance, marketing and many more majors.
Pre-Veterinary Club’s mission is to assist students in furthering their experience with animals of all kinds and help guide them on their path towards veterinary medicine.
The Psychology Club is a student led organization with the intention of providing supplemental material and outside experiences to both psych majors/minors and any other students interested in learning about the field of psychology.
Purdue NW Baja Racing
Purdue NW Baja Racing is about more than engineering and manufacturing. It’s an adventure for all PNW students. A cross-functional team of students gets together to lead, plan and implement solutions to problems that face the selected project.
ROAR Cyber Club
We are a club at Purdue Northwest centered around gaining knowledge and experience with Computer Science.
PNW’s Robotics Club encourages students to collaborate on designing and programming a drone to compete in the national SUAS competition.
Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.
Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. offers its members access to a variety of resources and opportunities geared to personal development. We are advocates of mental health, social justice, LGBTQIA+ initiatives as well as offer support to underserved communities.
Social Justice Club
Social Justice Club has been around since 2002 and is an organization that is dedicated to anti-racist, anti-imperialist, pro-working class organization. Social Justice Club is dedicated to promoting equity and equality on the Purdue Northwest campus and in the community.
Social Work Club
The Student Social Work Club is an integral component of professional education as it is a component of the implicit curriculum. Student association officers help with the formulation and modification of policies affecting student affairs, writing student grants, and implementing student-related projects/functions.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
HPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.
Society of Human Resource Management
As a student organization on campus, we seek to enrich the experience of students in the human resources (HR) field.
Society of Women Engineers
SWE is the only Women in Engineering group at Purdue University Northwest that strive to give female students in STEM a place to achieve their full potential and supply women pursuing a STEM degree at PNW with all of the confidence, determination, and tools they need to be successful as students and in the workplace beyond our university.
The Spanish Club at Purdue Northwest is dedicated to maintaining and expanding Latin American and Spanish culture and language through our activities. As an active organization, weekly meetings occur to promote the interaction of multi-cultural students and activities throughout campus.
Star Wars Club
The mission of the Star Wars Club is to unify students of all backgrounds under a common interest in the Star Wars Universe by further exploring the stories, characters, and technologies represented within the franchise, all while making real world connections.
Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
The mission of the PNW Student Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the total student athlete experience by promoting opportunity for all student athletes; protecting athlete welfare; and fostering a positive student athlete image.
Students Helping Ignite Needed Esteem (S.H.I.N.E.)
S.H.I.N.E works to promote kindness and positivity across the community, striving to show how even the smallest acts of kindness can improve esteem and mental health.
Student Stock Market & Cryptocurrency Investment Group
The Student Stock Market & Cryptocurrency Investment Group (or Student Investment Group, SIG) is an active group of students from Purdue University Northwest that analyzes, interprets, and invests in the United States stock markets (NYSE and NASDAQ) and digital cryptocurrencies.
Tau Alpha Pi
Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for Engineering Technology, and is open to baccalaureate candidates from Engineering Technology programs that are accredited by ABET. There have been 300+ Purdue University Northwest (PNW) College of Technology students inducted into Tau Alpha Pi’s Indiana Delta Chapter since it was re-chartered in 2001.
Theta Kappa Pi Sorority- Delta Chapter
Theta Kappa Pi is a regional sorority with a foundation built on friendship, service and integrity. The women of Theta Kappa Pi hold high standards of scholastic performance while working to enhance the college experience for all students and give back to the community
Our mission is to promote educational, cultural, and social awareness, to all students who are open to learning about the Hispanic/Latino heritage in a safe environment.
The Westville campus is a beautiful resource for our university. Our mission is to advocate that every student should have equal access to PNW education no matter what their major, location, race, financial status, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, or any attribute or defining status.
Women in Business
Women in Business is a women-lead organization aimed at empowering and lifting women up. WIB offers female students and professionals the chance to share experiences, find support and develop constructive plans for action. We talk about issues that women face personally and professionally. Be part of an organization that inspires, leads and motivates!