President Abraham Lincoln signs the Morrill Land Grant Act,which turned public lands over to any state that agreed to use the land sale proceeds to maintain a college teaching agriculture and the "mechanic arts."
The IGS chooses the Lafayette area for the new institution and accepts a $150,000 gift from John Purdue,as well as $50,000 from Tippecanoe County and 100 acres from local residents
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Exchange students have the option to live in the Purdue Residence Halls or Apartments/Cooperative Housing. For Purdue Residence Halls students will apply online. Finding an apartment or a cooperative house requires some time and patience to search for what is available. Students who want to experience group living at a more reasonable price can pursue the Cooperative Housing option. There are five houses for men and seven houses for women. All twelve houses operate on the principles of cooperative living with all residents working together to manage each house for the benefit of each other. Cooperative housing is the least expensive housing system at Purdue.
The Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies (PULSIS) system on the West Lafayette campus includes six subject-oriented libraries, the Hicks Undergraduate Library, and the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center. Staff total nearly 150, of which 81 are faculty and professionals.
Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) is the University’s central information technology organization responsible for Purdue’s major operational systems, the campus wired network and one of the world’s largest wireless networks.
"Helping one paw at a time."
AQUAE is an association of student interested on water related career, research and volunteering initiative. AQUAE is the Purdue Chapter of In AWWA (American Water Work Association) and IWEA (Indiana Water Environment Association.
The 3-D Printed Prosthetics Club is an organization which strives to improve the lives of amputees and limb different members of the global community through the design, manufacturing, and implementation of assistive prosthetic devices.
The graduate women student organization of the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Purdue University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. Additionally, the College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.