About Us

What is Student Government Association?

The Student Government of Purdue University Calumet serves as the chief advocate for student
interests at their University. As one of four governance groups, Student Government represents
students’ perspectives to faculty, staff, and administrators; provides representatives to University
committees; and catalyzes inventive projects by which to improve students’ college experiences.
Student Government comprises the Executive Board, which supports the Student Body President
and advances the objectives of his or her administration, and the Student Senate, whose delegates
are elected from and represent the six Colleges as well as commuter and residential students. The
impressive capabilities of Student Government depend on student support and engagement, so all
students are encouraged to become involved! Participation may be as simple as posting messages
to our social media pages or as dedicated as running for office. Annual elections take place in the
spring semester, at which time students may elect their president, vice president, and Senators for
the coming year. Students who wish to make more flexible commitments to Student Government
may join as Representatives and support officers in their projects. While students gain invaluable
leadership experience through their relationships with Student Government, they simultaneously
enrich Campus Life. If you have comments or suggestions that you would like to share with your
Student Government, or if you would like an application for membership, please contact them at
219.989.2885 or studentgovernment@purduecal.edu. They look forward to hearing from you!


Our mission of the Student Government Association is to be the voice of the students and create a strong and effective organization that empowers students. The Student Government Association:

  • Represents a diverse student body.

  • Promotes necessary change of policy for the student body.

  • Provides the means to address student concerns.

  • Promotes awareness of campus policies.

  • Empowers credible student organizations that respect students’ priorities.

  • Builds leaders to help students understand their rights and the power they have to make change.

  • Creates a supportive atmosphere on campus.

  • Establishes good relationships with the students and administrators of Purdue University Calumet.