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Food Science Club

The Purdue Food Science Club is an organization of students studying and/or interested in the discipline of food science. The purpose of the club is for students to interact with other students, professors, and professionals in the field of Food Science outside the classroom atmosphere and to develop professional skills. Students can join committees to better enhance their interests in other aspects of their major. Meetings typically include presentations from potential employers in the food industry or food science faculty. Fellow students share their study abroad, internship and other experiences.  The Club is a chapter of the national Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA). Club members have the opportunity to compete in the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) College Bowl competition and IFTSA Product Development competitions.

Food Science Graduate Student Association

The Food Science Graduate Student Association (FSGSA) represents the voice of the graduate students in the Food Science Graduate Program at Purdue University. FSGSA provides opportunities for students to discuss current issues, work with the faculty to improve the graduate program, and socialize and enjoy time together outside of research and academia.

Food Science Envoys

Food Science Envoy's are selected and act as liaisons for the Department of Food Science to industry executives, alumni, and prospective students. Envoys give tours of the Department's facilities, host guest speakers, and other activities that promote Purdue and the Department of Food Science. 

Phi Tau Sigma

Phi Tau Sigma is a national honor society for food science and technology whose membership consists of renowned and distinguished food scientists. The Hoosier Chapter of Phi Tau Sigma was established at Purdue University in 1966. Visit the Phi Tau Sigma Hoosier Chapter's webpage to learn about their events, scholarships available for members, how to become a member, and more!

Other Student Organizations

With more than 1,000 student organizations at Purdue, students and members of the University community enjoy infinite opportunities to build friendships and rewarding experiences through co-curricular involvement in student organizations.  Getting involved at Purdue shrinks the University to... well, almost... the size of the campus model in the Purdue Memorial Union! Check out the Purdue University Student Organizations Boilerlink website.


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Division of Recreational Sports also known as the "Co-Rec"

The France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center was the first university building in the United States created solely to serve students' recreational sports needs. It also is the administrative center for all programs coordinated by the Division of Recreational Sports
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Campus Map

Maps are available in the publications racks in: e Hall, the Memorial Union, Purdue Airport, the Visitor Information Center, and from the Office of the Dean of Students and Purdue Marketing Communications. These include the Accessibility Guide for people with disabilities and the Self-Guided Tour map highlighting points of interest near the Memorial Union. Parking Facilities offers Parking Guide maps.

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At Purdue, your opportunities for learning, involvement, and fun extend far beyond the classroom walls. At a campus with students from all 50 states and 130 countries, you will enjoy getting to know people with many different perspectives, backgrounds, and philosophies. More than 1,000 student organizations present myriad ways to find friends, develop new skills, and serve others. The residence halls, which accommodate 85 percent of the first-year class, are like neighborhoods — a great place to get to know people. Big Ten sports fuel school spirit. 

Get involved in the campus community, and you will quickly discover that extracurricular activities are an unforgettable part of the Purdue experience. 

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