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Get Involved - Steps to Leaps Student Organization

The Steps to Leaps Students organization is comprised of students that are interested in building not only their own potential, but the holistic potential of the greater Purdue student body as well. Membership is open to all Purdue students regardless of class year or major. Members of the student organization participate in programs and opportunities across campus to develop and build their own personal skills while building a network of fellow student leaders. The Steps to Leaps Students organization also hosts and provides the greater campus community with events and programs that demonstrate the elements of the Steps to Leaps Learning Pillars.

Organization members can run for student organization officer positions and lead project committees within the organization. Membership activities include leadership development workshops, relaxation and well-being activities, alumni networking events, collaborative campus programs and more.

For more information about the organization and to join, find the group on BoilerLink:

RSO Officers

Hannah GeorgeHannah George

"My favorite part is the weekly events and the variety of activities that we get to put on. I like knowing that we are making a difference for both students and the community as a whole."

Hannah George is a junior majoring in Marketing and English. She is a member of Purdue Marketing and Communications (MarCom) and the Purdue Marketing Association, which serves as a liaison between undergraduate students and industry professionals. She is also a member of the Purdue Outing Club and the Student English Association.

Hannah joined the Steps to Leaps Student Organization because she was looking for a way to get more involved on campus. Steps to Leaps stood out because of the values and pillars. She sees it as a very unique and important organization, because it focuses on betterment for everyone across a variety of areas.

Her favorite Steps to Leaps Learning Pillar is Well-Being because "I think that it's one that can be easily overlooked in the grand scheme of things but is nevertheless incredibly important. It lies at the core of everything that we do and is vital to staying happy/healthy."

Sanjana KaushikSanjana Kaushik

"My favorite part about Steps to Leaps is getting to be part of so many activities targeted towards different aspects of our lives. I also like getting to see the organization grow since it is relatively new."

Sanjana Kaushik is a junior studying Economics. She is involved in the Purdue Economics Association, an organization dedicated to advancing opportunities for Purdue students studying economics. She is also a member of the Purdue Student Sustainability Council, which works to bring awareness, action and sustainable change to Purdue's campus and the Greater Lafayette area.

She joined the Steps to Leaps Student Organization because she saw it as an organization that would help her grow as a person. She believes that all of the pillars that Steps to Leaps stands for are vital for success in college and beyond.

To Sanjana, Well-Being is her favorite Learning Pillar, "Amidst our busy lives in college, we often forget to take care of ourselves. The well-being activities conducted by Steps to Leaps have always helped me de-stress and focus on myself."

Ashley Lamb Ashley Lamb

"We always have fun and we are like a little family! We also have great events that have helped me as a student in many aspects."

Ashley Lamb is a sophomore in Pre-Pharmacy. She is a committee member for the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), an organization advocating for student pharmacists. She is also a member of the Industry Pharmacists Organization, an organization providing professional development, leadership, and networking opportunities for industry professionals.

Ashley joined the Steps to Leaps Student Organization to get involved on campus in a fun way beyond academics.

Her favorite Steps to Leaps Learning Pillar is Well-Being, because "It is so important to take time for ourselves as students because life gets a little stressful and overwhelming at times."

Luke ThesierLuke Thesier

"My favorite part of Steps to Leaps is being exposed to people of different majors and backgrounds. Coming from Indiana as a CM major, mostly everyone I have been around have similar interests and backgrounds."

Luke Thesier is a junior in Construction Management. He is a member of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Indiana (MCA), an organization dedicated to promoting communication and networking between chapter members and industry professionals. He is also active in various intramural sports leagues.

He joined the Steps to Leaps Student Organization in order to broaden his professional skills beyond the world of construction.

Luke's favorite Steps to Leaps Pillar is Grit/Persistence and thinks that "When things get tough this is an essential pillar to have the will power to get through those tough times."

Rachel WongRachel Wong

"My favorite part about Steps to Leaps is having the opportunity to learn about and exposing myself to one of our pillars that I might not have the strongest understanding of. Formerly serving as the Director of Recruitment and Outreach, I enjoyed collaborating with other organizations and learning about how they fall under one of our pillars as well."

Rachel Wong is a junior majoring in Marketing and Management. In addition to serving as the President of Steps to Leaps Students and formerly as the Director of Recruitment and Outreach, she serves as the VP of Marketing for the Purdue Foundation Student Board. She also works as a Purdue Athletics Event Operations Intern. She is also involved with the Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management, an organization empowering women to overcome gender obstacles in the workplace.

When looking for ways to get involved on campus, she discovered the Steps to Leaps Student Organization. She loved the concept of our five learning pillars and felt as though this organization would be a wonderful opportunity to further well-round herself in these areas.

Rachel's favorite Steps to Leaps Learning Pillar is Networks, as "I truly value and enjoy meeting new people and forging connections with others."