Are you looking for a way to engage in your area of study outside the classroom? Would you like to expand your network with peers and students?
All students are welcome to join one or more student organizations. Involvement in student organizations at Purdue Global allows you to enhance your education through student development opportunities, industry speakers, and workshops tailored to your field of study. Additionally, students can learn leadership skills by serving on an organization’s board, include the experience and membership on their resume, and gain access to the resources offered by the individual organization.
Take an active role in your education by joining a student organization at Purdue Global today. For more information or to request to join, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clubs and Groups
These organizations are open enrollment, meaning that you can sign up at any time. Just log into Purdue Global Campus and fill out the membership form(s).
The organizations are overseen by an elected team of Purdue Global student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and distribute communications that encourage engagement throughout the Purdue Global community and their student members.
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM/ACM-W)
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and ACM Women in Computing (ACM-W), the world’s largest national educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier digital library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.
National Website: https://www.acm.org/
Autism Speaks U
Autism Speaks U at Purdue Global furthers the mission of the national organization by engaging campus and local communities through awareness, education, and fundraising. In so doing, it positively affects the lives of those with autism spectrum disorders and their families.
National Website: https://www.autismspeaks.org/
The Cloud Club’s mission is to educate Purdue Global IT students in all things related to cloud computing, so they will be better prepared for job interviews and can include important credentials on their resumes, providing an edge against other applicants. The cloud permeates most businesses and industries, and it is imperative for our IT students to have strong, current knowledge in this field. Additionally, the Cloud Club builds leadership skills by providing opportunities to participate in and lead practical cloud-related projects. For faculty, the Cloud Club provides ways to interact with students outside of the classroom. The Cloud Club brings students, student leaders, and faculty together to promote an interactive and collaborative way to learn about cloud computing.
The Cybersecurity Club brings together Purdue Global students and faculty who want to cultivate further interest across all areas of cybersecurity. Topics and tools may vary depending on patterns, trends, and continued evolution in cybersecurity, but the club’s collective focus is to engage, collaborate, and inspire future leaders and engineers in cybersecurity.
Human Services Club
The Human Services Club looks to increase awareness of the field of human services and social issues impacting individuals and families; to determine ways to serve and help the communities that we all live in; and to gain exposure to the broader aspects of the field of human services through guest speakers and career information.
Purdue Global Law Society promotes the engagement of students in understanding and participating in key legal issues involving justice, public policy, and environmental law and policy. The Purdue Global Law Society is committed to providing a forum for students interested in law-related fields to learn more through networking, community involvement, political involvement, and potential mentoring opportunities. The society is overseen by an elected team of Purdue Global student leaders and faculty advisor(s) who are tasked with arranging events such as webinars featuring speakers from a variety of law-related fields and sessions on career opportunities.
Opportunities With Life Studies (OWLS)
The Opportunities With Life Studies (OWLS) club provides a forum for students to encourage and support one another; actively develop services and activities for the benefit of the student body; deliver feedback to the University; celebrate their unique talents; and identify the specific needs of nontraditional students.
The Psychology Club encourages excellence and leadership through sharing of the experience, wonder, and knowledge of psychology.
Public Safety Club
The Public Safety Club unites students in developing and maintaining a high standard of education and enhancing their understanding of the various aspects of public safety. We aim to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence among all students and faculty at Purdue Global, particularly those in the field of public safety. In doing so, we will encourage networking and promote employment opportunities, provide educational opportunities, and stimulate discussions related to the interests of our members.
The Science Club is a student-led organization that aims to provide an outlet for students to achieve a deeper understanding of the different types of science and how they apply to daily life.
These organizations are by invitation only. If you are eligible during the invitation period, an invitation will be sent to your primary email address.
The Purdue Global chapters are overseen by an elected team of Purdue Global student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and distribute communications that encourage engagement throughout the Purdue Global community and their student members.
Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society (ABK)
Alpha Beta Kappa encourages and recognizes the academic achievement, character, and leadership of students across the United States. Established over 40 years ago, ABK has chapters at a variety of institutions including nonprofit, for-profit, campus, and online colleges and universities. Member schools have demonstrated a longtime commitment to upholding high standards of education and training for students in a variety of fields, trades, and occupations.
National Webpage: https://www.abkhs.org/
Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society (APS)
Alpha Phi Sigma is the only national criminal justice honor society in the United States. It recognizes both undergraduate and graduate students in their pursuit of excellence in criminal justice scholarship, learning, and training.
National Webpage: https://alphaphisigma.org/
Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business (DMD)
Delta Mu Delta is a business honor society that recognizes and encourages the academic excellence of business students. With 150,000+ members nationwide, DMD offers opportunities for peer-to-peer networking both online and in person, a scholarship program, and lifetime membership.
National Webpage: https://deltamudelta.org/benefits/
Golden Key International Honour Society (Golden Key)
Founded in 1977, Golden Key International Honour Society is one of the world’s largest and widely recognized collegiate honor societies. Golden Key recognizes undergraduate and graduate students across all majors and in eight countries. In addition to lifetime membership, students can access opportunities for scholarships, leadership development, internships, and study abroad.
National Webpage: https://www.goldenkey.org/
National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars seeks to honor and inspire academic excellence and engaged citizenship.
National Webpage: https://nscs.org/membership/
Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology (Psi Chi)
Psi Chi International Honor Society recognizes undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, scientists, and professionals who are committed to promoting excellence, ethics, and social responsibility in the field of psychology.
National Webpage: https://www.psichi.org/page/member_benefits#.Xhy6WUdKiUk
SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society
SALUTE is a national organization that celebrates the academic achievement of our student veterans by providing leadership and personal development opportunities, as well as scholarships.
National Webpage: https://salute.colostate.edu/
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing strives to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses who are committed to making a difference in health worldwide.
National Webpage: https://www.sigmanursing.org/why-sigma/sigma-membership
The Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement (SCLA)
The Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement is a multidisciplinary honor society with 40,000+ members at 600+ colleges nationwide. It offers robust resources for professional development, including a skills development platform, certificates of training, webinars, a community of mentors, and information on internships and freelance job opportunities.
National Webpage: https://www.thescla.org/benefits
Tau Upsilon Alpha National Human Services Honor Society (TUA)
Tau Upsilon Alpha Honor Society recognizes academic excellence; fosters lifelong learning, leadership and development; and promotes excellence in service to humanity.
National Webpage: https://www.nationalhumanservices.org/tua-home
These organizations are open to students who meet the specific criteria listed by the organization. If you meet those criteria, you can join by logging into Purdue Global Campus and completing the membership form(s). Associations are overseen by an elected team of Purdue Global student leaders and volunteer faculty advisor(s). These individuals arrange events and distribute communications that encourage engagement throughout the Purdue Global community and their student members.
Business and Management Student Association
The Business and Management Student Association strives to provide undergraduate and graduate business students an opportunity to connect with valuable resources and acquire the knowledge to help prepare them to become successful and competent business leaders.
The Educators Association looks to encourage, create, support, and maintain engaged learning in the arts and sciences.
Graduate Information Technology Association (GITA)
The mission of the Graduate Information Technology Association (GITA) is to recognize, promote, and foster outstanding leadership and IT experience within the School of Business and Information Technology. GITA welcomes Purdue Global alumni and currently active Purdue Global undergraduate and graduate students who are not direct candidates for the PGIP-Technology internship.
GITA members may have been previous interns who are inclined to give back to the internship by applying their experience, skills, and abilities to helping interns prepare to enter an IT or cybersecurity career. GITA members may also be current students who are pursuing their degree in IT but have no experience in the industry. These members are given an opportunity to experience real-world projects alongside their academic courses.
Society for Human Resource Management
Known as “The Voice of All Things Work,” the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the largest human resources organization in the world, with over 300,000 members. It provides the most comprehensive set of resources available to the HR management professional. It is committed to advancing the human resource profession and the capabilities of all human resource professionals to ensure that HR is an effective partner in developing and executing organizational strategies.
National Website: https://www.shrm.org/
Student Military Association
The Purdue Global Student Military Association is open to active-duty servicemembers, prior military, military spouses, military dependents, and prior military faculty and staff. The association seeks to build relationships with students that foster the completion of classes and graduation. Networking and career-building tools aid members in pursuing appropriate employment postgraduation. The Association provides tools to help develop the esprit de corps enjoyed in the military here at Purdue Global.