Office of Engagement

Connecting the university with communities and individuals in partnerships to make the world a more equitable, resilient and prosperous place for all, at home and across the globe.


Faculty & Staff

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Engaged Student Spotlight: Chelsea Schripsema

The only undergraduate student invited to speak at the 2023 Engagement Summit, Chelsea describes how she didn’t know she wanted to come to Purdue until she met Purdue Engineering’s largest service-learning community.

Purdue Pursuits: Krystal Hans, Jennifer DeBoer & Engagement Fellows Programs

Fellows programs help faculty like DeBoer & Hans find mentorship and support for engaged scholarship and impact.

2023 Engagement & Service-Learning Summit

Hundreds of Purdue faculty, staff, students, and community partners gathered from across the state to celebrate engagement impact with lightning talks, the student engagement showcase, and more.

The Jefferson Awards

Five extraordinary Purdue employees, who give back to their communities in meaningful ways, have been named Purdue’s 2023 Jefferson Award winners: Susie Crowe, Mary Gardner, Karen Hudmon, Tong Jin Kim, and Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar.

Engaged Faculty Spotlight: Amanda Case

Purdue faculty like Amanda Case leverage persistence, innovation, and Purdue resources to create reciprocal partnerships with community organizations like the Downtown Boxing Gym in Detroit and YMCA Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana.

Purdue University Earns Top Institutional Leadership Award for Engagement

Purdue University is the first recipient of the Ryan, Moser, Reilly Award for Excellence in Community Engagement Institutional Leadership, external to the founding universities, from the Engagement Scholarship Consortium. The award honors a broad commitment to community engagement, community engaged learning, and community engaged research.


Faculty Promoted on Engagement


Student Grant Dollars Awarded


Engagement Partners