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Student membership


In partnership with Purdue Athletics, when you purchase a Boarding Pass for the year of athletics events, a portion of your purchase is considered a donation to the John Purdue Club (JPC).

The JPC serves as the fundraising and alumni engagement arm of Purdue Athletics, supporting all 18 Boilermaker sport programs to ensure the best resources available on and off the field of play. 

With your JPC student membership, you have the ability to access exclusive discounts throughout the year from Purdue Athletics partners. Additionally, you will begin accumulating Priority Points, which determine priority seating assignments, access to tickets, and more. 

If you are graduating and would like to learn more about continuing your membership for priority access and additional benefits, click here to learn about our New Professionals membership. 

2024-25 JPC Student Member discounts include:

Note: You must display your digital JPC student membership card to access discounts. Digital membership cards are distributed each August.

  • Domino’s Pizza: Domino’s Mix & Match: Choose 2 or more for $6.99 each. 2-Item minimum includes 2-topping medium pizza, Stuffed cheesy bread, 32-pc parm bites, sandwich, pasta, lava cakes, marble cookie brownie, and/or salad.
  • Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers: 15% off total purchase.
  • Lafayette Limo: $1 off all Indianapolis Airport and Chicago O’Hare Shuttle transfers when you book online using coupon code BOILERS3828. Show your membership card for 10% off private transportation.
  • Neovision Optical: 50% off glasses in-stock with your digital membership card
  • Rohrman Automotive: 23% off overall service bill (Disclaimer: Max discount of $150. No accessories. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Plus tax and shop supplies. Not valid on prior sales or services. Must present offer at time of write-up.)

If you have any questions about your student membership card or the John Purdue Club, please contact or 765.494.2582

Patsy J. Mellott

BS College of Health and Human Sciences, 1969
Fishers, IN

Patsy earned a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition in business from Purdue in 1969, in addition to an MBA in food marketing from Michigan State University in 1970. She retired from Kraft Foods in 2006 after 36 years in corporate food marketing and marketing communications management.

A community volunteer, Patsy serves on the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Advisory Board and the Purdue College of Health and Human Sciences Dean’s Leadership Council, in addition to the President’s Council Advisory Board. She is a former member of the Health and Human Sciences Alumni Board. Patsy held several offices from 2006 through 2013, including president and treasurer. She serves her community’s Discover Indianapolis Club in Fishers, holding several leadership roles for over 10 years.

Patsy has received several honors, including the Purdue University Nutrition Science Department Hall of Fame recipient in 2009 and the Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016. She also received the college’s Gold and Black Award in 2016, an honor reserved for donors who have moved the college forward by committing exceptional financial resources.

In addition to endowing two scholarships, the Patsy J. Mellott Scholarship and Patsy J. Mellott HHS Scholarship, she established the Patsy J. Mellott Teaching Innovation Award in the College of Health and Human Sciences in 2013. In 2015, she endowed the Patsy J. Mellott Women’s Tennis Coach Performance Award. She is a lead donor in the Christine M. Ladisch Faculty Leadership Award and the Purdue Women’s Network Virginia C. Meredith Scholarship for the College of Health and Human Sciences.