Programs & Initiatives

Boiler Up… Hammer Down Hunger! Kroger Community Action Day: August 23, 2014
Create connections during Boiler Gold Rush through this campus-wide day of service. Explore the issues of food insecurity and hunger by serving at local partner agencies working to address the issue of food insecurity.

Emily Mauzy Vogel (EMV) Sophomore Leadership Retreat: September 6-7, 2014
EMV is an Intensive overnight retreat for nominated sophomores focused on learning strengths-based approaches to inclusive leadership.  Student participants are challenged to explore themselves and appreciate the contributions of others as they develop their personal leadership identity.  This program is made possible by a generous gift from the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mauzy, Purdue alumni. Participants qualify for the year-long EMV Leadership Experience.

Make a Difference Day: Engaging with the Complexities of Homelessness –October 25, 2014
Make a difference day is the national day of doing good and Purdue celebrates this day by serving at local agencies working to impact positive change in the homeless community.

Season of Sharing:  November 10 – December 11, 2014
Select a name from the tree located in various campus offices and purchase holiday gifts for children and families in our community that a served by the Salvation Army and YWCA women’s shelter.

Martin Luther King Day of Service: January 19, 2015
Make it a day on, not a day off and participate in this national day of service.  Experience what Dr. King referred to as “beloved community” as you commit to service on MLK Day and throughout the year! (Collaboration with Purdue MLK Day Committee)

Women in Leadership Institute: March 7, 2015
The Women’s Leadership Institute will develop the capacity of women and men to provide leadership in their personal and vocational lives.  Participants will be exposed to issues affecting women that need leadership and the institute develops the capacity of women.

Elect Her at Purdue: March 7, 2015
It is the only program in the country that encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office.  Elect Her - Campus Women Win addresses the need to expand the pipeline to women running for office and to diminish the longstanding political leadership gender gap.  Purdue was selected as new site in October 2013 for Elect Her, a program from the American Association of University Woman and Running Start.

Boiler Blast!: April 11, 2015
This annual event enables hundreds of Purdue volunteers to participate in a number of community service projects throughout the Greater Lafayette area. This day is a mass effort to assist community members and local non-profit agencies with spring-cleaning and other tasks that are needed. (Coordinated by the Boiler Blast Student Organization)

Project Move Out: May 8-12, 2015
Project Move Out benefits local community members and is an annual effort to divert items from landfill disposal.  Students donate items such as food, clothing, electronics, books, furniture, and luggage.  Volunteers assist with unloading trucks and sorting donated items.

For more details on any of these programs, visit our office in the Krach Leadership Center (KRCH) Room 336 or call us at (765) 496-2450.