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Purdue University-Calumet

Educational Resources

Libraries

The Archives and Special Collections Office

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 266,432 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 1,228 current serial subscriptions.
  • 785,968 microforms.
  • 1,041 Audio/Visual items.
  • 10 e-books.

Museums & Art

Adaptive Computer Center for Effective Special Services (ACCESS) enables students who are blind, visually impaired, physically challenged and/or have cognitive issues to access library information through use of specialty software and adaptive technology.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,300 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 8 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 3 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 15 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 250 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills, other

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, other

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 4% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 100% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 1 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 4% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Black History Month, Cultural Awareness Plays, Homecoming, Welcome Week, Stress Free Week, Theater Company Plays, Intramural Sports, Open Mic Night, UPS Music Lunch Series, Student Organization Awards Banquet, Film Series
  • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, literary magazine, musical theater, student government, student newspaper
  • In total, there are about 57 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Psi Chi, Kappa Omicron Nu, Pi Sigma Alpha, Tau Alpha Pi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Blaze Christian Ministries, Campus Ministries, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union, Muslim Student Association, International Student Organization, Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers, Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, National Society of Black Engineers, Alpha Psi Lambda, Sigma Gamma Rho, African Student Association, Alpha Phi Alpha, Purdue Indian Student Association, Chinese Student Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Theater Company, Purdue Calumet Vocal Company, Student Organization Executive Board, Student Government Association, University Village Hall Council, LGBTQQ, Hoosier Adapt, Fine Arts Association
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Chronicle (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Chicago, IL (43), Chicago, IL (25)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Chicago, IL (24)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Hammond, IN (5)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 98% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 10% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 3,300
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 2 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 1% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 1 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 1% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other

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