Active Student Organizations

To join or start a student organization

  1. Browse our list of student organizations.  
  2. Call Student Activities at (219) 989-2072 to check the status on any of the student clubs.
  3. To start a new student organization: Recruit three or more students, recruit a faculty/staff advisor, and register at
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Academic Year 2014-2015

Special Interest | Religious | Multi Cultural | Sororities & Fraternities | Departmental | Honorary 

Special Interest

Boots and Bridles Club 
Environmental Club
First Friday Wordsmiths
Hands of Purpose 
Peregrines in Pink
Peregrine Posse
Purdue University Calumet National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Purdue University Calumet Philosophy Club 
Purdue University Chess Strategist
Purdue University Gamers’ Guild
Secular Student Alliance at Purdue University Calumet
Social Justice Club
Tomodachi Anime Organization
Student Government
Purdue Amateur Radio Society
Purdue Calumet Martial Arts / Self – Defense Club
Art Club
Siggraph Chapter
Change Through the Arts
Collaborative Minds
Mindfulness-Meditation Club
PUC Students For Life



Intervarsity Christian Fellowship


Multi Cultural

Black Student Union
Brazilian Student Organization
Chinese Student Association
German Club
LGBTS Alliance
Los Latinos
Saudi Student Association
Spanish Club
Purdue University Calumet French Club 
Purdue Calumet Theatre Company
Purdue Vocal Company

Sororities & Fraternities

Alpha Psi Lambda 
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. 
Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority Inc.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. 
Tau Phi Sigma

Gamma Theta Kappa


21st Century Student Ambassadors
Advertising Club (Agency 429)
American Society of Civil Engineers
Purdue University Calumet Biology Club
Chemistry and Physics Club
Criminal Justice Club
Cyber Security Club
Economics Club
Finance & Accounting Club
Human Development and Family Services Group
HTM Club
Nursing Club
National Student Nurses Association at Purdue University Calumet
Purdue Calumet Pre-Pharmacy Club
Purdue Calumet Boots and Bridles Club
Purdue Calumet Technology & Engineering Club
Residence Hall Association
Society of Women Engineers
Society of Human Resource Management
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Spanish Club
Veteran Enlisted Student Association
Information Systems Student Association(ISSA)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Information Security Club
National Residence Hall Honorary
Com 353 Problems in Public Relations
Pre – Vet Club
Purdue University Calumet Construction Organization
Purdue University Marketing Association (PUMA)
Philosophy Club
Pre – Health Professionals Club 
Pre-Pharmacy Club
Sociology Club



Pi Sigma Alpha
Psi Chi
Sigma Tau Delta
Tau Alpha Pi
Theta Tau
Phi Alpha Theta



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Advertising Club (PUCAC)
Professional & Departmental Organization
The purpose of this American Advertising Federation is to provide and promote a better understanding of the functions of advertising and of its values. The organization also stimulates and encourages advertising professionalism through advertising education. Students apply the skills, creativity, and energy of advertising to help solve social problems.

Alpha Phi Alpha (APL)
Greek Organization
Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on December 4th, 1906 by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of Brotherhood among African descendants in this country. Alpha Phi Alpha today continues its commitment to members of the Fraternity and the African-American community through its mission: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities. True to its form as the “first of firsts,” Alpha Phi Alpha has been interracial since 1945. The TAU UPSILON CHAPTER was chartered here on Purdue University Calumet campus in spring of 2005 and has since then held the light of Alpha staying true to the aim of the fraternity: Manly deeds, Scholarship, and Love for all Mankind.

Alpha Psi Lambda (APSI)
Greek Organization
This group provides a supplementary educational, social, and cultural experience for its members. It is an advocate for the needs and concerns of the Hispanic/Latino students and promotes positive relations between the Greek system, the university administration and the outside community. It’s purpose is to enhance the student’s educational experience through social and cultural activities and to assist in the development of members’ leadership ability.

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Amateur Radio Society (PARS)
Special Interest Group
The purpose of the PARS organization is to advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Honorary & Professional Fraternity/Sorority
The American Association of University Women at Purdue University Calumet seeks to advance women’s equity and education through mentorship programs, philanthropy, community outreach and scholarly presentations. We are commited to disseminating information, raising awareness, and effecting change in the lives of women and girls. We value and seek a diverse membership; therefore, there shall be no barriers to participation in this orginization based on gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, disability, or class.

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Honorary & Professional Fraternity/Sorority
This organization provides access to new technologies; offers professional development opportunities; creates opportunities for networking; and hosts career development programs.

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Honorary & Professional Fraternity/Sorority
The objective of ASME at PUC is to advance and disseminate knowledge of theory and practice of mechanical engineering, the presentation of a proper perspective of engineering work and the opportunity to become acquainted with personnel and activities of the Society as well as to promote a professional awareness and fellowship.

Biology Club (BC)
Professional & Departmental Organization
The Biology Club provides excellent opportunities for students from all majors to get to know faculty, staff, and fellow students who have an interest in the biological sciences. It gives students the chance to interact with the community through programs and it promotes the awareness of career opportunities and graduate studies in Biology. The Biology Club is a great way to learn about Biology through recreational activities.

Black Student Union (BSU)
Multicultural Organization
The purpose of the Black Student Union is to provide encouragement and support for academic and social growth at Purdue University Calumet. BSU provides an organized collective structure that defines, protects and develops the interest of Black students. It seeks to enlighten the entire University community and to share its commitment, talent and strength. To this end, BSU engages in discussion groups, social gatherings and service activities and invites any PUC students to join, regardless of race, creed or ethnic origin.

Brazilian Student Organization (BSO)
Multicultural Organization
The Brazilian Students Organization (BSO) is a group created in 2014 by Brazilian students of Purdue University Calumet, and is the responsible for represent all the participants of the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) who are living in Hammond, Indiana and studying in the University. To ensure to the Brazilians a quality of life, as well as promote the Brazilian culture around the campus festivities and celebrations, the Organization worked very hard to achieve some improvements in the meal plan of the university, fought for the Shuttle Bus of the university that can drive the students to some specific points of Hammond, and worked at some events, like the Global Groove event of Purdue Calumet, and the Carnival’s party at the campus.

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Boots & Bridle (BOBR)
Professional & Departmental Organization
The purpose of the Purdue Calumet Boots and Bridle Club is to promote equine activities and education. To help horse enthusiasts become better horseman/horsewomen. No equine background is needed; however, students should have a positive outlook on equine species. Visit their website

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Chemistry & Physics Club (CPC)
Professional & Departmental Organization
The Chemistry and Physics Club provides access to new technologies; offers professional development opportunities; creates opportunities for networking; and hosts career development programs.

Chi Alpha (CA)
Religious Organization
Chi Alpha offers students a venue for fellowship with people of same beliefs.

Chinese Student Association (CSA)
Multicultural Organization
PUC Chinese Student Association (CSA) is an official PUC-recognized non-profit organization. CSA has been established for more than 5 years. Under the fruitful lead of Prof. Qian Zhou, we have more than 100 official members, including 30 graduate students and 70 undergraduate students. The main mission of our organization is to serve the needs of our members, share Chinese traditional culture with all PUC community, and facilitate communication within the large Chinese community both on and off PUC campus.

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Chronicle (C)
The Chronicle is dedicated to reporting campus news and events. It publishes weekly issues during the spring and fall semesters and offers a wide variety of journalistic experiences to the prospective student-member. From attending workshops with professional journalists to designing paper layouts, a student-member can discover the fascinating world of the newspaper. #

Civil Engineering Club (CEC)
Professional & Departmental Organization
Not Provided.

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Criminal Justice Club (CJC)
Professional & Departmental Organization
The purpose of the Criminal Justice Club is to educate fellow students about our criminal justice system through guest lectures, tours of criminal justice agencies, debates, conferences, and seminars, and also to update the student body on all state and federal law enforcement exams. The Criminal Justice Club would also like to strengthen the relationship between the students and faculty of the Criminal Justice department.

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Environmental Club
Public Action Group
The environmental Club of Purdue University Calumet champions the multifaceted campus sustainability initiative and collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and administrators to create a culture of conservation. By conserving today, we may preserve the promise of tomorrow.

Finance and Accounting Club (formerly FMAS) (FAC)
Professional & Departmental Organization
The Finance and Accounting Club (FAC) seeks to assist 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.

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First Friday Wordsmiths (FFW)
Arts Organization
First Friday Wordsmiths, a community of creative writers composed of PUC students, alumni, faculty and staff, meets the first Friday of each month at 4 PM in The Writing Center, CLO-265. It workshops all genres of original creative texts; networks about the business of writing; discuss literature; and plans to participate in events, whether by hosting a campus poetry slam or attending creative writing festivals and conferences across the country. The organization is open to new voices and encourages guests to visit its meetings or events or to friend it on Facebook. For further information, please contact First Friday Wordsmiths at

Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority Inc. (GPO)
Gamma Phi Omega is a non-exclusive Latina-oriented sorority established to provide academic excellence, community service opportunities, cultural awareness, and sisterhood to all interested women at the Purdue Calumet campus.

Professional & Departmental Organization
HTM of PUC  will seize the chance to have fun and get involved, meet others, sharpen skills, serve the community and  prepare students for their  future career in the hospitality industry. The HTM Club will consist of community service, academic and networking components. HTM Club seeks to promote interaction between students and the hospitality and tourism industry.



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Information Systems Student Association (ISSA)
Professional & Departmental Organization
The purpose of ISSA is to help members in their professional, educational, and social development through interactions with business practitioners, faculty, and fellow students on information systems topics.

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Professional & Departmental Organization
Founded in 1884, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) is an international technical professional society devoted to advancing the theory and application of electrical engineering, electronics and computing. Website

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InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF)
Religious Organization
The purpose of INTERVARSITY is to build a collegiate fellowship that engages the Purdue Calumet campus with the gospel of Jesus Christ and makes disciples who live out biblical values. INTERVARSITY chapters are on over 800 campuses across the United and on some 20 campuses in Indiana. If you’re a Christian and would be interested in meeting with other Christians through bible study, prayer and various camps and conferences throughout the year… then INTERVARSITY IS FOR YOU! If you’re interested in knowing more about the person of Jesus Christ and what it means to follow him, then we extend to you an invitation to come and discover this person who over 2,000 years ago revolutionized the world through his radical teachings. All are welcome! There are no chapter dues. For more information, e-mail

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Straight, Alliance(LGBTSA)
Special Interest Group
To support and inform the LGBTSA community as well as the straight community. To make all parties feel more comfortable on campus.

Los Latinos (LL)
Multicultural Organization
Los Latinos is a multi-cultural student organization, open to all students. Los Latinos educates its members as well as the public on the Latin-American culture. The organization focuses on the social, cultural and academic needs of all students as well as those related to the Latin-American Culture.

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National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Honorary & Professional Fraternity/Sorority
The objective of this organization is to achieve 100% participation, retention, and graduation of Black Engineering Students at Purdue University Calumet. Website

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Nursing Club (NC-10)
Professional & Departmental Organization
The purpose of the Nursing Club is to promote nursing within the University Community as well as surrounding communities. To assist in philanthropic endeavors. To support the education of all nursing students.

Phi Alpha Theta/History Association (PAT)
Greek Organization
Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. It seeks to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publications by its members in a variety of ways.

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Pi Sigma Alpha (Pi SA)
Greek Organization
Pi Sigma Alpha at Purdue University Calumet represents a branch of the National Political Science Honor Society. Its main purpose is to recognize and honor high academic achievement in the field of political science studies. Our branch on campus admits any student that is interested in the study of politics, government, and civil society. The events that we focus mostly on are political rallies, debates, panels that are of significant importance for the American domestic and foreign policy as well as world related political matters.

Pre-Pharmacy Club (PPC)
Professional & Departmental Organization
This organization supports students who are interested in Pharmacy careers by encouraging involvement through group activities.

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Problems in PR (PPR)
Professional & Departmental Organization
Problems in PR is a 3 credit course that is mandatory for all Public Relations majors. This course gives you the oppurtunity to get hands on experience with real companies. The objective is to form your own communication firm and perform an extensive internal and external audit on a company. Past years have done Avery Dennision, City of Hammond, Prompt Ambulance, and NIPSCO. The course instructor is Thomas Roach.

Psi Chi (PC)
Greek Organization
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society for Psychology. It honors Psychology majors who have taken a substantial number of credit hours in psychology and who hold a high GPA.

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Purdue A Cappella Club (PAAC)
Arts Organization

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Purdue University Calumet Construction Organization (PUCCO)
Professional & Departmental Organization
The objectives and purposes of this organization are to unite and promote fellowship among those interested in the construction industry; to familiarize the campus public with the professional character of the construction industry; to expand the student members’ knowledge of the construction industry and practices; and to promote communications between student members and contractors.

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Purdue University Calumet Graduate Student Association (PUCGSA)
Honorary & Professional Fraternity/Sorority
The Purdue University Calumet Graduate Student Association (PUCGSA) is to build a communication platform for all the graduate students from different academic areas can communicate with each other, acquiring latest and hottest information from students in other fields.

Purdue University Gamers Guild (PUGG)
Special Interest Group
The Purdue University Gamers’ Guild (PUGG) exists to provide table top gaming enthusiasts access to other players, information, and resources. PUGG also allows students from different academic backgrounds a chance to interact in a fun and safe environment.

Purdue University Marketing Association (PUMA)
Professional & Departmental Organization
PUMA teaches students about the many aspects of marketing. Members gain practical experience by participating in activities and listening to guest speakers in the marketing profession. PUMA meets regularly and participates in community service activities. Follow PUMA on Facebook.

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Saudi Student Association (SAUSA)
The main purpose of this organization is to make the communication between the Saudi student, university, and the Saudi Arabia clearer. Showcase the Saudi Culture. Participate in the University’s events as a Saudi participation.

Secular Student Alliance (SSA)
Religious Organization
The purpose of the Secular Student Alliance is to educate college students and the public about the value of scientific reason and the intellectual basis of secularism in its atheistic and humanistic manifestations. Also to provide an outlet for secular Purdue University Calumet students to meet like-minded individuals.

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Social Justice Club (SJC)
Professional & Departmental Organization
The Social Justice Club is open to all members of the campus community. The club sponsors many events and activities intended to make the world a more humane place.

Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
Professional & Departmental Organization
This organization’s purpose is to provide and promote a better understanding of the functions and values of Human Resource Management. The group informs students of current developments in the field and endeavors to develop a nucleus of truly professional human resource managers. Emphasis is on developing the individual abilities of its members and promoting fellowship and the free exchange of ideas.

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Professional & Departmental Organization
The Society of Automotive Engineers is about more than engineering and manufacturing. It’s an adventure for all PUC students. A cross-functional team of students gets together to lead, plan and implement solutions to problems that face the selected project.

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Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Honorary & Professional Fraternity/Sorority
The purpose of this organization is to inform young women, their parents, counselors and the public of the qualifications and achievements of women in engineering and the opportunities available to them. Also, members engage in community service activities.

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Tau Alpha Pi (TAP)
Honor Society
Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, just as Phi Beta Kappa is for liberal arts and Tau Beta Pi is for engineering. Founded in 1953 and managed for more than 30 years by engineering technology educator Frederick J. Berger, Tau Alpha Pi is open to both associate-degree and baccalaureate candidates. Membership into Tau Alpha Pi is by invitation only to Engineering Technology students in ABET accredited programs. Students are reviewed for invitation criteria (based on GPA and length in program) each Spring semester with invitations for initiation being mailed out each March. So make sure to look for your invitation next Spring!

Tau Phi Sigma Multicultural Fraternity, Inc. (TPMF)
Greek Organization
Tau Phi Sigma Multicultural Fraternity is comprised of the men of Tau Phi Sigma. The organization actively pursues the infinite opportunities of higher education and scholarship that are paramount for all people. It facilitates and participates in programs that help local religions and people of all backgrounds.

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Tomodachi Anime Organization (TAO)
Not Provided.

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Veterns Enlisted Students Association (VESA)
Special Interest Group
The purpose of this organization is to provide veterans, enlisted and dependents a means of socialization and support. #

Zeta Sigma Chi (ZSC)
Greek Organization
Zeta Sigma Chi Multicultural,Inc. Purpose is to  unify all women from diverse cultures for one common goal success in education. We strive to create a strong sisterhood that understands the importance of multiculturalism. As well as provide service to the community.

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