Our Chapter

The Five Functions of Tomahawk:

  1. To give recognition to independent students for outstanding work in student activities and organizations
  2. To stimulate interest in and to cooperate with student organizations and activities
  3. To provide opportunities in leadership for its members
  4. To be of service to the college community
  5. To act as an athletic boosting organization
Tomahawk Group Picture Spring 2012

Tomahawk group picture as of Spring 2012

Tomahawk acts as a service organization as well as an honor society. We perform over 30 service projects per semester at Purdue and in the surrounding community. Some of the projects we have done in the past include:

  • Working at the Lafayette Urban Ministry homeless shelter
  • Trick-or-Treating for a food drive
  • Helping with Math Night at Klondike Elementary School
  • Selling programs at Women’s basketball games
  • Bowling with Cerebral Palsy Association
  • Driving Golf Carts for the John Purdue Club at all home football games
  • Organizing a signature drive for the Breast Cancer Society
  • Serving popcorn in the Union before home football games
  • Plus many more

Tomahawk also provides opportunities for its members to hold leadership positions. There are up to thirteen officer positions that are elected every semester, which includes: president, vice president, pledge parents, historian, webmaster, social coordinator, and service coordinator.