About Engagement

Welcome to the Purdue University Office of Engagement Website! It is our vision that Purdue University will be the benchmark institution among major research universities worldwide for public engagement that effectively leverages the University’s assets to advance the economy and quality of lives. Our engagement efforts will span the state, nation and globe, with the stakeholders being state and federal governments, alumni, students, private sector and the community at large.

APLU seal We're all about connections. Consistent with our mission, the Office of Engagement links Purdue's diverse resources with areas of opportunity across Indiana, the nation and the world. We partner with communities to address issues affecting the prosperity and quality of life for people living in Indiana and across the globe.

We are among only a handful of universities across the country that have been designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The designation recognizes our work with public- and private-sector partners to support economic development. In addition, Purdue University has earned the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Elective Community Engagement Classification. We are pleased to be the 2014 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Award central region winner for the Purdue Pharmacy Kenya Program. Each of these is a clear indicator our engagement efforts provide benefit to Purdue University and its partners, the essence of an engaged land-grant university.

Read through the stories on our website to see what we’ve done and how we can partner with you to reach out and make a difference.

Steve Abel
Associate Vice President for Engagement
abels@purdue.edu
765-494-2744

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

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