Honors College Families

Welcome to the Purdue Honors College

Hello Parents and Families, 

Our mission at the Purdue Honors College includes improving family relations in such a way to keep you informed about your student’s experience. We believe that the more support a student has, success will be enhanced. The Torch Club has been established as a way to involve all Honors College students’ legal guardians, as a way to provide communications and resources for students and their families.

-Rhonda Phillips, Ph.D.
Dean, Honors College, Purdue University

Torch Club and Torch Ambassadors

When your student joins the Honors College, you are immediately welcomed into our Torch Club. Designed exclusively for family members of our stellar students, the Torch Club provides quarterly newsletters to update you on the Honors College and your student’s experience. Each issue will feature upcoming leadership opportunities, descriptions of Study Away trips, student spotlights and features, information about prestigious scholarships and awards, and ways you can connect and engage with the college.

We also encourage you to consider signing up for Torch Ambassadors. This parent/family group works closely with Dean Phillips to build our scholarly community. Members are asked to share input on ways the Honors College can provide an amazing experience for students. Click here to sign up.

Want more information about Honors College events and programs? Please sign up to receive our weekly student newsletter, Honors Network News. Click here to subscribe.

Upcoming Events

Click here to see the opportunities for you and your student to interact with the college.

Family Newsletter

Learn more about what it means to be the parent of a Purdue Honors College student. Click here to read the family newsletter archive.

Recommended Reading

Click here to view a list of recommended reading by the university for parents of Boilermakers.