Summer Stay Scholarship (application due March 1st)

From the Summer Stay Scholarship website:

As a Summer Stay Scholar you will take classes and work at least 140 hours with a faculty member on research or doing an internship with a staff office on campus. You will be able to choose six of the nine credit hours during the summer. The other three credit hours will consist of a one-credit research/internship companion course and a two-credit wellness-focused course.

Summer Stay Scholars receive a $2,500 scholarship to cover tuition and fees nine summer credit hours. The $2,500 will cover the full tuition and fees for a resident student and be a sizeable decrease in total cost for a non-resident or international student. Also, there are several housing and dining scholarships available for which all applicants will be automatically considered.

To qualify for Summer Stay Scholars, you must have:

  • Attended your first semester at a Purdue University campus in Spring 2016 or earlier
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Not completed a previous on-campus summer course on the West Lafayette campus
  • Undergraduate student status

The application for Summer Stay Scholars 2017 is due by March 1, 2017.

LGBTQ Center Statement

This statement was posted on the LGBTQ Center listserv:

The decision to withdraw protections for trans students in schools opens the door for increased violence, bullying, and harassment. At Purdue the LGBTQ Center has worked hard with many campus partners to build a community of inclusion. It is not perfect, but there are structures in place to maintain the protections targeted by this administration. Students, faculty, and staff are protected under our nondiscrimination and anti-harassment policies which include sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity found here: and

We continue to improve our systems to recognize chosen names. Help us advocate to make this better. We train and educate about the use of chosen names and the pronouns a person identifies with.

Nobody has the right to police the bathroom – but you have the right to use the facilities that match your identity. Gender neutral bathrooms can be found across campus, and more are added annually. Please check the Refuge App (available for free on iOS and Android) for an updated listing of bathroom locations on campus. The CoRec has gender neutral facilities for anyone to use if they wish to. University Residences continues to work with the LGBTQ Center and community to house students in alignment with their identity. A safe place to live, learn, and make friends is critical for student persistence and success.

Purdue Police supports our community, cares about our safety, and is here to help if anything happens to us. Please report incidents. We need to document campus climate. There are active queer and ally student organizations, such as The LGBTQ+ Student Alliance, Queer Students of Color, NOGLSTP, DLP, GRL, and ACT UP. Get involved, get active, build networks, and use your powerful voices. All campus and community are invited to expand their knowledge about how to become more aware and inclusive through SAFE ZONE and TRANS INCLUSION TRAINING.

If you’re looking for more education, come to programs and events coordinated by the LGBTQ Center. You can make a difference. Finally, the LGBTQ Center staff is here for everyone and we will never stop working for an inclusive and equitable campus. We see you. We love you. Come visit us in Schleman Hall, room 230 or contact us at


Health Programs Expo (March 2nd)

MD, DO, PA, PT, OT, Optometry, Dentistry, Anesthesiologist Assistant, Chiropractic Medicine, Athletic Training, Pharmacy, Vet Med, Public Health, Nurse Practitioner, Health Administration, Speech Language Hearing Sciences, Scribe, Army, Navy & Air Force Health Professions Scholarships…reps for all these programs will be there. Will you?? And did we mention there will be swag, popcorn and puppies??? Really!!

You and your students are cordially invited to attend the Health Programs Expo on Thursday, March 2nd, from 2:00 – 5:00 pm in the Purdue Memorial Union (PMU) North and South Ballrooms.

We have 64 institutions coming – many representing multiple programs! This is a great opportunity for students to ask admissions staff all of those important questions they have such as:

  • How do I become a more competitive applicant?
  • Do I need to retake this class?
  • Can I still get in after being caught with alcohol in the residence hall?

Current IU med school students and Purdue vet school students will be available to answer questions for students about what life is really like in professional school and some of our Purdue Veterinary Medical students will have therapy dogs available to keep everyone relaxed!

That evening two schools (one vet and one dentistry) will offer information presentations for those interested in their respective programs:

  • Ross University Vet Med (KRAN G-016 at 5:30 pm)
  • University of Louisville Dentistry (KRAN G-012 at 5:30 pm)

GPI Experiences Survey (required before March 6th)

The Gallup-Purdue Index (GPI) identified six learning experiences that have an impact on the success of Purdue students & alumni.  As part of the Higher Learning Commission accreditation process, the university is annually collecting information on current students’ participation in these experiences.

On February 21, 2017 all students registered during Spring 2017 or returning for Fall 2017 were sent an e-mail asking them to complete the GPI Experiences survey.  This survey must be completed before March 6th to avoid having a registration hold placed on the student’s record.

All current students: Please look for this important e-mail in your Purdue e-mail inbox. Take 2 minutes right now and complete the GPI Experiences Survey before you forget!


STAR Ambassador Callouts (March 1st and 2nd)

STAR Ambassador Callouts

Interested in being a STAR Ambassador for Summer 2017?  Attend a callout for more information:  March 1st or 2nd at 6:30 pm each night in MSEE (Materials Engineering Building), room B-012.

Join us for four weeks full of adventure, mentorship, and leadership experience!  The STAR Ambassador experience is an amazing opportunity to reach out to new Purdue students and their families.  This time will be many of these students’ first time on the the Purdue campus and we want to make a lasting, positive impression!

The STAR Ambassador tasks and requirements are here: STAR Ambassador Job Description.

Unable to attend a callout?  Contact Jakelyn Spencer for more information.

Apply to be an EXPL Peer Mentor!

Have you ever wanted to help others and/or mentor someone? Do you have endless stores of knowledge and wisdom just waiting to be shared (academic, social, or professional)? Is your love for Exploratory Studies and Purdue infinite???

If so, then we’re looking for YOU! We need AWESOME, AMAZING, and DEDICATED students to help mentor new incoming Purdue students in Exploratory Studies next year. If you have a sincere interest, we encourage you to apply! Please follow the link to the application for all the nitty-gritty details, and please note the deadline of Monday, April 3, 2017.

If you have any questions, contact the Peer Mentor Advisor, Mary Beth Lencke at