The Purdue Principles of Global Collaboration

As an academic institution committed to providing a comprehensive education, we value and support the cross-cultural interactions that occur between students of all nationalities. Recognizing this, we commit to the development of globally minded citizens who understand their identity is not defined solely by nationality, but rather is connected by the common thread of humanity.

We stand firmly to uphold three fundamental principles of intercultural education:


to establish a deeper knowledge of who we are as individual Boilermakers, with unique identities tied to our global experiences and personal backgrounds. As we learn to embrace a wide range of cultures, our university will excel. As a result, Purdue University will grow in cultural awareness that will enhance personal development in support of a more global society.


to anticipate that every member of the Purdue community will learn to value international perspectives and commit to global engagement. By encouraging global interactions, our community will be strengthened substantially and Purdue University will forge a future towards continual global development.


to maintain an educational atmosphere based on empathy and communication. Through supporting the cultural exchange of individual ideas, we engage in a holistic approach to learning. When applied, this produces an atmosphere of global collaboration and interaction.

Boilermakers around the globe are already working in their communities to impact the world. Whether it be the collaboration of peers in a classroom or on the surface of the moon, this institution has stood for ideas bigger than ourselves for 150 years. In our reflection, expectation, and dedication to cross-cultural engagement, we help move the world forward in a positive way. One World, One University, All Boilermakers. Hail Purdue!

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