Health and Wellness

Student veterans with newly acquired injuries are just beginning to develop an understanding of how their disability may affect their learning and integration into Purdue. Committed to inclusion and access, the University provides a variety of resources to help support students' sustained health and functional management of their disabilities. In addition to the following programs, staff at the Veterans Success Center can refer individuals to on-campus resources aimed at helping students maintain their physical and emotional well-being. 

Disability Resource Center (DRC)

The DRC is the campus department designated by the University to ensure universal access to University classes, programs and activities for students with disabilities. By using an interactive process, the center facilitates access either through determining a reasonable accommodation or by redesigning aspects of a University experience. Be sure to contact the DRC before you start classes at Purdue so they can better understand your experience and what you have found helpful and effective for your unique situation. It is easier to request an accommodation and not need it rather than not request an accomodation and try to catch up after the start of classes.

Purdue University Student Health (PUSH) Services

PUSH's staff of board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners provide student-oriented primary care as well as ongoing care for chronic conditions. Their single-minded focus of protecting students' health and wellness allows you to focus on your educational and personal goals. 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS strives to enhance the psychological health and personal effectiveness of students, thus empowering you to maximize your personal adjustment and individual accomplishments. In providing services, the staff attends to remedial, developmental, and situational concerns, recognizing that the interaction between the stress of the academic environment and your individual level of development can lead to problems that can be alleviated through therapy. CAPS works together with the university community to create an environment that assists students in understanding and responding to challenges and opportunities in a way that enhances their personal and academic development.

Wellness Programs

Purdue provides a variety of options and services to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. Services include wellness education, nutrition counseling, alcohol education, sexual health education, massage and light therapy, and more. 

Veterans Success Center
Purdue Memorial Union
Rooms 284/286
101 N Grant St.
West Lafayette, IN 47906
765-494-7638 (Voice)
765-494-1545 (Fax) 

Veterans Success Center, PMU 284/286, 101 N. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7638,

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