Engagement Programs

Regional-focused programs to establish and foster campus-community partnerships that impact Indiana communities and beyond.

The Office of Engagement houses numerous engagement programs that serve as the foundation for connecting Purdue’s campuses to Indiana communities. Purdue Extension, Purdue United Way, and the Purdue Center for Regional Development are the core of our work. They are complemented by our STEM education and workforce development initiatives including I-STEM and M-STEM. Our five regional offices help establish and maintain partnerships across Purdue’s campuses and the state of Indiana. Purdue Conferences plans and executes numerous Engagement programs and events throughout the year. ​The Wabash Area Lifetime Learning Association (WALLA) provides senior programs that help provide educational opportunities for adults 50 years and older in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties.

Regional Offices

Establish and maintain regional partnerships with businesses, industry, and community organizations across Indiana.

Purdue Extension

Connecting Purdue’s campuses to Indiana’s 92 counties through evidenced-based, educational programming for Hoosier communities, families, and youth.


A partnership between Purdue and higher education institutions, K-12 schools, businesses, and government in Indiana to support Indiana educators in STEM teaching and learning.

Purdue Center for Regional Development

Partnering with public, private, nonprofit, and philanthropic organizations to identify and enhance the key drivers of innovation in regions across Indiana, the U.S., and beyond.

Purdue United Way

Addressing community issues and working to create positive changes in Greater Lafayette through fundraising and programming.


Planning and executing events for the Office of Engagement and the Purdue West Lafayette campus at large.

Senior Programs

Purdue Engagement partners with the Wabash Area Lifetime Learning Association (WALLA) that provides social, cultural, and educational opportunities for persons over 50 in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties in Indiana.