Unification Update

Voting for unified university name continues through Monday (4/21)

Purdue University “New Name”

Nearly 1,000 suggestions of a name for the unified Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central campuses were submitted over the past several weeks, resulting in nearly 240 distinct name ideas.

Thanks to everyone who participated in that process, as there were many excellent and creative suggestions.

7 name choices

Chancellors Keon and Dworkin and the Unification Marketing and Communication Committee condensed the list to seven names. The opportunity to participate in the next step of the selection process—taking a brief survey to indicate by rank your top two choices from among the seven—is underway and continues through Monday (4/21).

Take the Unification Naming Survey   [Opens in New Window]

It is important to note that the Unification Committee has determined the identity of our unified university will include preservation of Calumet and North Central campus references.

No directional references

Among unified name suggestions, there were many with directional references, such as “Purdue University Northwest.” However, there is a desire to establish an identity distinctive from that of other Indiana regional universities.

Thus, the names in the survey attempt to reflect suggestions that offer a more unique identity within the state, national higher education environments and the Purdue system.

Cast your vote

Again, the deadline for survey completion is Monday (4/21). The survey permits one vote per participant. Results will be reviewed by the Unification Committee during its next meeting, at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 9 at Purdue North Central in the Library Student Faculty Building, Room 002. The meeting is open.

Subsequently, the committee is expected to submit two to three finalist names to the Purdue Board of Trustees in mid-May.