Leaders are shaped as much by what they do outside of class during their college years as by the learning that takes place in the classroom.
Whether painting a Boys and Girls Club, conducting surveys for an environmental organization, cleaning up after a flood or spending Spring Break teaching English to orphans in the Dominican Republic, Purdue Calumet students are making a difference in their world.
Purdue Calumet is proud to partner with the City of Hammond and area businesses
on projects that enrich cultural opportunities and economic development for residents as well as our students. Through a groundbreaking agreement with Hammond, Purdue Calumet is partnering in developing Dowling Park, located near campus, into a comprehensive outdoor sports complex for Peregrine Athletics and the Hammond Parks and Recreation Department. The facility will house the playing fields for Peregrine baseball, men’s and women’s soccer, softball and men’s and women’s tennis teams.
Like the rest of the university, the focus of Purdue Calumet’s growing athletics program is turning out well-rounded graduates. Participants in Peregrine sports are students first, athletes second, and their grades show it – approximately 60 percent of our student-athletes carry a GPA over 3.0. Peregrine athlete volunteer actions in the community include cleanup, landscaping and painting projects at facilities and parks throughout Northwest Indiana; raising cancer awareness; and reading to elementary school students.