Student Life Vision

Student Life fosters student success through learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. We focus on co-curricular education and leadership development as integral parts of the Purdue experience. In collaboration with our colleagues across campus, we challenge students, faculty and staff to explore the value of working and learning together as leaders in our local communities and our global society.

Student Life acts responsibly in all endeavors to uphold the highest professional principles and practices as we fulfill our pledges to our students.

Student Life Principles
Student Life is …
Student Life Practices
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Student Life Pledges
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Student Learning

Instill in all students the importance of continuous intellectual growth.
Provide students with academic or social learning opportunities through programming, work or internship positions, coaching or training.

Experience co-curricular opportunities where classroom learning intersects with real world practice.
Leadership Development

Create opportunities for students to lead and increase their ability to make a difference.
Mentor students, adopt a common framework and provide an opportunity for students to develop their strengths and lead the world forward. 

Explore their interests, discover a passion and serve their local and global communities.

Develop community through welcoming environments, offering both formal and informal opportunities for diverse interaction.
Take an active role in students’ lives or participate in groups or events with students and staff from all backgrounds.

Embrace human diversity, the value of each individual and the importance of civility.

Manage the roles, duties, resources and responsibilities entrusted to their care at all levels.
Honor the organization and implement ideas to optimize resources. Celebrate the traditions of the institution while advocating for ways to improve the campus environment for students and staff.

Act as ambassadors and honor their opportunity to serve by exercising careful, responsible management of everything entrusted in their care.
Unity Be committed to a culture of collaboration and teamwork to create transformative student experiences.
Be a positive influence in the workplace and look for ways to coordinate efforts with co-workers to better serve the student population.
Engage in partnerships to enhance their own education.

Student Life Strategic Plan FY 2017-18

Click to View Student Life Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2017-18 PDF

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