Consumer Information 

Purdue University is recognized as one of the nation’s finest higher education institutions, and we are proud of this distinction. Purdue prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran. The university also prohibits discrimination based on sex in all educational programs and activities. We welcome inquiries about our programs and services. 

The Student Consumer Regulations of the United States Department of Education require universities to provide students access to specific information that they are entitled to as consumers. Purdue University annually distributes student consumer information via email to all enrolled students. 

The following list contains a brief description of various important pieces of information about Purdue, websites to view this information in detail, and addresses and phone contact numbers. Additional information about specific programs and University services is available from the individual schools, colleges, institutional departments, and offices.

Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data

Completion or graduation rates for students who receive athletically related student aid and the annual Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) Report that contains participation rates, financial support, and other information on men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic programs. 

Information regarding graduation rates is available through the NCAA on the webpage listed below: www.ncaa.org/about/resources/research/graduation-rates

Information regarding the annual EADA Report is available through the Office of Legal Counsel. The request form may be found at www.purdue.edu/legalcounsel/public/index.html

Source: Division of Intercollegiate Athletics 
Drew and Brittany Brees Student-Athlete Academic Center 
1000 John R. Wooden Dr., Purdue University 
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2071 
765-494-9752 
www.purduesports.com/sports/2018/5/17/compliance.aspx  

Campus Security Report/ Missing Person Procedures

The most up-to-date version of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. Paper copies may be requested from the Purdue University Police Department. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and safety resources for Purdue University. The report contains fire statistics and crime statistics for certain crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Purdue, or on public property within or immediately adjacent to campus.

Source: University Police Department 
205 South Martin Jischke Drive, Purdue University 
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971 
765-494-8221 
www.purdue.edu/ehps/police 

Information on campus fire prevention, fire safety practices and fire safety in University housing is available on the webpage listed below:

Source: Purdue University Fire Department
1250 W. Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
765-494-6919
www.purdue.edu/ehps/fire

Complaint Resolution for the Online Learner 

Purdue University is committed to providing online learners with an exceptional educational experience that is transparent, efficient, stimulating and fair. If as a prospective or current student you feel that the Purdue online learning experience did not live up to these standards, to remove any barrier, you may register a complaint. 

Innovative Learning,

Purdue University 
610 Purdue Mall 
West Lafayette, IN 47907 
765-494-4600 

Deferments for Performed Services 

Borrowers in the Federal Direct Educational Loan Program may be eligible for deferred payment provisions for service in the Peace Corps, service under the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 or comparable volunteer services for a tax-exempt organization in community service. Borrowers should seek applications and detailed information from their Loan Servicer. 

Source: Division of Financial Aid 
Schleman Hall of Student Services, Room 305 
475 Stadium Mall Drive, Purdue University 
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050 
765-494-5050 
www.purdue.edu/dfa/apply/loans/

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their educational records. They include the right to: 

  • inspect and review his or her own educational records within 45 days of the request 
  • request an amendment to their education records 
  • provide written consent before personally identifiable information is disclosed, except when FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent 
  • file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education for alleged failure by Purdue University to comply with FERPA requirements 

Information regarding these rights, as well as certain instances in which the University may Disclose Education Records or other Personally Identifiable Information without the Student’s prior written consent, and how to submit a request to restrict the release of Directory Information https://www.purdue.edu/registrar/FERPA/annual.html and https://www.purdue.edu/policies/records/viiia4.html 

Source: Office of the Registrar 
Hovde Hall of Administration 
610 Purdue Mall, Purdue University 
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040 
765-496-0509, ferpa@purdue.edu

Financial Aid

The Division of Financial Aid is the primary source of information about institutional need-based and non-need-based financial assistance at Purdue University. Descriptions of available federal, state, institutional, and outside sources of assistance, eligibility criteria and methods of disbursement, and the terms and conditions of the types of aid, including information on loan entrance and exit counseling, as well as information on student employment opportunities are available on our website and within select campus publications.

Details about the availability of financial aid, the application process, determining financial need, awarding aid and data regarding aid recipients is available upon request and at the Web address below.

Source: Division of Financial Aid 
Schleman Hall of Student Services, Room 305 
475 Stadium Mall Drive, Purdue University 
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050 
765-494-5050 
www.purdue.edu/dfa 
www.purdue.edu/dfa/contact/policiesappeals

Gainful Employment

Purdue University is not required to report Gainful Employment statistics as there are no certificate programs offered that award Title IV aid based on Gainful Employment regulations.  Additional information about Gainful Employment reporting requirements by academic discipline is available online.

Graduation Rates 

The graduation rates are available starting with the cohort for the fall semester of 1998. The graduation rates calculated for the first-time full-time, degree-seeking student are available on the Enrollment Management website

University Equal Opportunity, Equal Access and Affirmative Action Policy, Anti-Harassment Policy and Title IX Harassment Policy

Non-discrimination 

Purdue University prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, disability status as a veteran, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, and gender identity and/or gender expression. 

Purdue University’s complete Equal Opportunity/Equal Access policies and procedures are available at www.purdue.edu/ethics/. Questions regarding these policies and procedures should be directed to the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance. 

Anti-Harassment 

Harassment in the workplace or the educational environment is unacceptable conduct and will not be tolerated. Purdue University is committed to maintaining an educational and work climate for faculty, staff and students that is positive and free from all forms of Harassment. This policy addresses Harassment in all forms, including Harassment toward individuals for reasons of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, disability status as a veteran, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression. The University will not tolerate Harassment of its faculty, staff or students by persons conducting business with or visiting the University, even though such persons are not directly affiliated with the University. 

Purdue University’s complete Anti-Harassment policy and procedures are available at www.purdue.edu/ethics/. Questions regarding these policies should be directed to the Vice President for Ethics and Compliance. 

Title IX Harassment 

Purdue University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all educational programs and activities. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and Title IX Harassment. For additional information, please visit www.purdue.edu/titleix. Title IX inquiries or complaints should be directed to: Christina A. Wright, Title IX Coordinator, Ernest C. Young Hall, 10th Floor, 155 S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114, (765)494-3606, wrigh438@purdue.edu or titleix@purdue.edu.

Services & Facilities for Students with Disabilities

The Disability Resource Center of the Division of Student Success coordinates academic adjustments, auxiliary aids and services for students with permanent and/or temporary disabilities. A Disability Resource Center access consultant works individually with each student to determine the most appropriate accommodations based on the student’s relevant documentation and specific needs. Academic accommodations, auxiliary aids and services are designed to allow students to fully participate in the curricular and co-curricular offerings of the University. 

SOURCE: The Disability Resource Center, Student Success Department 
Young Hall, Room 2114 
155 S. Grant Street, Purdue University 
West Lafayette, IN 47907
765-494-1247 (V/TTY) 
www.purdue.edu/drc/ 

Study Abroad 

Regularly enrolled Purdue students participating in university-sanctioned programs abroad for full semester programs are normally eligible for federal financial aid, national scholarships and Purdue grants. The University’s Division of Financial Aid provides information for students seeking aid for study abroad. More detailed information about fee remissions and study abroad programs may be found at www.purdue.edu/dfa/aid/summer/

Source: Division of Financial Aid 
Schleman Hall of Student Services, Room 305 
475 Stadium Mall Drive, Purdue University 
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050 
765-494-5050 
www.purdue.edu/dfa/aid/summer/

Study Abroad Office 
Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 105 
155 South Grant Street, Purdue University  
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114 
765-494-2383 
www.purdue.edu/IPPU/SA/

Voter Registration

Purdue students not registered to vote can obtain an Indiana Mail-in Voter Registration Application (VRG-7) at www.in.gov/sos/elections/. Please note: College students may register at one of two places; 1) the address where they live while attending school, OR 2) the address where they live while not attending school. Indiana residents attending Purdue from outside Tippecanoe County, as well as students from other states, may register to vote in Tippecanoe County by using their local student address when completing the Voter Registration Application. 

Source: Office of the Registrar 
Hovde Hall of Administration 
610 Purdue Mall, Purdue University 
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040 
765-494-6165

Constitution Day

In 2004, Congress passed a provision requiring all schools receiving federal funds to develop educational programs for students celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution. Congress declared Sept. 17th to be Constitution Day to increase the nation’s civic literacy. Public Law 108-477 contained in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005 states that “each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution. 

Source: Ackerman Center 
Beering Hall 4119  
West Lafayette, IN (765) 494-4755

Other General Institutional Information

Undergraduate admission: procedures and processes, the average cost of attending Purdue, information about academic programs, transfer credit guidelines, and information on the diversity of student populations. 

Source: Office of Admissions 
Schleman Hall of Student Services 
475 Stadium Mall Drive, Purdue University 
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050 
765-494-1776 or 800-743-3333 (Hearing Impaired) 
www.admissions.purdue.edu

Graduate School admission: requirements and procedures, information on academic programs, funding, diversity-related initiatives, professional development, and thesis/dissertation deposit and information for postdoctoral students. 

Source: Purdue University Graduate School 
Young Hall, Room 170 
155 S. Grant Street 
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114 
765-494-2600 
www.purdue.edu/gradschool

University refund policy: a summary of the requirements for the return of Title IV grant or loan assistance by students who withdraw from Purdue. 

Source: Office of the Bursar 
Hovde Hall of Administration 
610 Purdue Mall, Purdue University 
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040 
765-494-7570 
http://www.purdue.edu/bursar/tuition/refund-withdrawals/policies.php

Officially withdrawing from Purdue: 

Source: Office of the Dean of Students 
Schleman Hall of Student Services, Room 207 
475 Stadium Mall Drive, Purdue University 
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050 
765-494-1747 
https://www.purdue.edu/advocacy/students/withdrawal.html

Accreditation: Information about the accrediting and licensing agencies for Purdue’s undergraduate and graduate academic programs and changes to the academic programs: 

Source: Institutional Data Analytics + Assessment (IDA+A) 
Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 944 
155 S. Grant Street, Purdue University 
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040 
Email idata@purdue.edu 
purdue.edu/idata/Services/Accreditation/index.php

Purdue’s Student Drug and Alcohol Policy: 

Source: Wellness Office 
Division of Recreation and Wellness 
France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center 
355 N. Martin Jischke Drive 
West Lafayette, IN 47906-2030 
765-496-0130 
www.purdue.edu/aod/ 

Purdue University Recreation and Wellness

Purdue’s immunization policies: 

Source: Purdue University Student Health Center 
601 Stadium Mall Drive 
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2052 
765-494-1700 
www.purdue.edu/push/Immunization/

Post-graduate statistics: Includes salary data for baccalaureate and professional degree recipients from May graduation classes. 

Source: Center for Career Opportunities 
Young Hall Room 132 
155 South Grant Street 
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114 
765-494-3981 
https://www.cco.purdue.edu/Students/Post-GradDataAndSurveys

University Copyright: policies, procedures and regulations. 

Source: University Copyright Office 
504 West State Street 
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2058 
765-496-3864 
https://www.lib.purdue.edu/uco/

Purdue University Data Digest: provides information on a variety of topics for the West Lafayette and regional campuses, as well as system-wide data at https://www.purdue.edu/datadigest/.

Source: Institutional Data Analytics + Assessment (IDA+A) 
Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 944 
155 S. Grant Street 
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114 
Email idata@purdue.edu or datadigest@purdue.edu https://www.purdue.edu/idata/