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Student Organizations

Department of Computer Science Organizations


Undergraduate Student Board (USB)

Office: LWSN B130; Email:

USB strives to be a link between students and faculty. We offer many resources to the undergraduate students within the Computer Science Department including hosting a free Help Room for intro CS courses and maintaining a reputable tutor list.


Graduate Student Association (GSA)

Office: LWSN B130; Email:

The Computer Science Graduate Student Association provides graduate students with social, academic, and professional opportunities to improve their career at Purdue and afterwards. The elected Computer Science Graduate Student Board serves as the leadership of the association, and acts as a liaison between the students and department/university leadership.


Department, College, and University-Wide Organizations


Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Purdue University Chapter


ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the art, science, engineering and applications of information technology. With a world-wide membership of 80,000, ACM functions as a locus for computing professionals and students working in the various fields of Information Technology. ACM is the umbrella organization for Special Interest Groups (known as SIGs) who specialize in an area of computer science; the Purdue University Chapter has four SIGs: SIGAI, SIGAPP, SIGBOTS, and SIGGD.


Association of Multicultural Computer Scientists (AMCS)

Office: LWSN B136; Email:

The Association of Multicultural Computer Scientist's mission is to create a supportive and inclusive community that provides professional and academic resources to diverse students within the Computer Science Department. The goal of the organization is to help retain diverse students not only in Computer Science but also at Purdue University. 


Autonomous Robotics Club (ARC)

At ARC, we pioneer the development of cutting-edge autonomous robots, merging innovation and technology to create intelligent machines capable of operating independently in dynamic environments. RISE is our premier event at ARC, where we showcase the latest innovations and breakthroughs in robotics and intelligent systems. It serves as a platform for students to gain valuable insights and engage with cutting-edge technologies in the field. ARC is proud to have a profound impact on hundreds of students, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to shape the future of robotics and automation, contributing to the advancement of technology and society.


Boiler Blockchain


Boiler Blockchain is on a mission to build a blockchain community at Purdue University. The club provides students with opportunities to gain hands-on experience with blockchain technology. Through education, skills development, thought leadership, Boiler Blockchain is helping cultivate the next generation of blockchain technology leaders.




BoilerMake is a hackathon that brings over 500 hackers from across the country under one roof for one incredible weekend. Hackers work in teams alongside corporate sponsors to build technical projects, learn new skills, and compete for prizes. As a team, our mission is to empower each and every hacker to build anything that they can imagine.


Capture The Flag (CTF) team (b01lers)


CTF is for anyone interested in system security, reverse engineering, cryptography, forensics, and wants to learn new practical skills in these areas. The b01lers club meets once a week to learn about new techniques, to discover new practical skills by solving challenges, and to train for upcoming CTF games. 


Competitive Programmers Union (CPU)


The Competitive Programmers Union exists to spur the Purdue community to increase involvement in ACM's International Collegiate Programming Contest (also known as the ICPC) as well as to help students develop skills needed to solve complex algorithm/data structures questions.


Computer Science Women's Network (CSWN)

Office: LWSN B136; Email:

CSWN is an organization at Purdue University dedicated to promoting women in the computer science (CS) field. Our goal is to be an academic and social resource to encourage the retention and success of women in computer science. CSWN organizes different activities meant to encourage networking as well as gaining further insight about the different aspects of CS. These activities range from technical talks, panels, puzzle days as well as helping students find academic resources as needed.


Girls Who Code - Purdue College Loop


Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization which aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science by equipping young women with the necessary computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. The organization works toward closing the gender employment difference in technology, and to change the image of what a programmer looks like. Girls Who Code College Loops are university-level networks for college-aged women interested in tech to support one another and help each other persist and succeed in the field. College Loops build belonging and community through weekly meetings during the school year.


Hack the Future

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Hack the Future at Purdue aims to develop software and technology-related projects for nonprofits focused on improving the community. The organization will foster a group of developers and designers passionate about using their technological skills and knowledge to help those around them. Hack the Future also seeks to create a social and friendly atmosphere among its active members and teams.




LaunchPad is a community of students dedicated to learning, building, and growing together. We provide a one-on-one, semester-long mentorship program to help freshmen students hit the ground running. We pair each incoming student with a talented upperclassman who will introduce them to the CS/DS community at Purdue and guide them in creating a technical project of their choosing.



Office: LWSN B138; Email:

ML@Purdue is the central club for AI/ML career growth for Purdue students. ML@Purdue supports careers in industry, research, and entrepreneurial ventures through projects and various events. The club serves to connect Purdue students to AI/ML leaders in and out of Purdue.


Purdue Hackers

Office: LWSN B130; Email:

Purdue Hackers encompasses a community of students who collaborate, learn, and build creative technical projects. We host events and weekly hack nights on campus where students can socialize, work on projects, share ideas, and learn about cool new technologies. We strive to create a supportive environment for students who want to be at the forefront of innovation at Purdue. 


Purdue IEEE

IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization, dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE publishes nearly one third of technical papers and research all across the realm of electronics. The Purdue IEEE Student Branch actually pre-dates the international IEEE! We were founded as a student chapter of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) in 1903. When the AIEE merged with other organizations in 1963 to create the IEEE, we were reborn as Purdue IEEE.


Purdue Linux Users Group

Office: LWSN B128; Email: 

The Purdue Linux Users Group (PLUG) is a Free/Open Source Software enthusiast club that was founded in 1994.  Members are interested in not just Linux, but also BSD, Mac OSX, and other software that is Free/Open Source in whole or in part.  Our meetings generally consist of social gatherings where we get together and talk tech, presentations by members or outside parties, expositions to the public at large, etc.


Purdue Solar Racing


We are Purdue Solar Racing, a student-run organization at Purdue University that designs, builds, and races solar-powered vehicles in national and international competitions. In addition to developing advanced vehicle systems, we participate in a variety of outreach events to educate the local community about the possibilities of sustainable transportation. Our multidisciplinary team consists of a diverse set of students who work in business, operations, and engineering functions.


Space and Earth Analogs Research Chapter (SEARCH)


Join the SEARCH at Purdue University, a student organization focused on research and practical activities in human space exploration and space analog environments! Our goal is to enrich student learning by offering hands-on projects and collaborative research opportunities.We are actively involved in NASA's Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts (RASC-Al) competition, where we explore innovative ideas for lunar and Martian habitats. We also provide an interdisciplinary platform for students to engage in the design, testing, and conceptualization of space systems and habitats.




The Purdue Student Chapter of SIAM looks to bring together students from across disciplines to try and promote stronger interactions between mathematics  and other scientific and technological communities.  Each semester we sponsor a variety of talks from across the school.  We also work to keep members aware of SIAM and other mathematical activities that might of interest.


Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Purdue University Chapter

Upsilon Pi Epsilon is an honor society which was founded in 1967 to recognize scholarship and professionalism in the Computing Sciences. In the 28 years since then, over 120 institutions of higher education around the world have established UPE chapters. It is the only international honor society in the Computing Sciences. UPE has been officially recognized by both the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) Computer Society.


Web Dev Club

Office: LWSN B138; Email:

The Web Dev Club is Purdue’s official web development club whose goal is to teach and promote the latest and upcoming web technologies. The club is also in charge of the CS390WAP course which teaches web development to beginners and experienced programmers alike with a project focused curriculum.

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