Students in the Department of Physics at Purdue University are encouraged to join The Society of Physics Students (SPS), an organization dedicated to fostering a community of students interested in physics. This organization provides not only camaraderie and friendship but also valuable leadership experience, and information about current trends in employment for physics majors. The SPS also sponsors freshman mentoring programs and field trips, and operates an undergraduate lounge. Under its auspices, physics majors have successfully participated in the now-famous National Rube Goldberg Competition, a Purdue tradition.
A variety of other organizations are available to Purdue University students.