The Purdue University Malaysian Students Association (PUMSA) is a Malaysian student organization based in Purdue University.
Throughout the years, it has become our responsibility to welcome newcomers from Malaysia to the Boilermaker Community and life in Purdue University. We provide a home away from home. We are family.
PUMSA promotes Malaysian culture on campus by organizing events such our largest event of the year as well as one of Purdue’s biggest cultural events, Malaysian Night. PUMSA members showcase Malaysia’s culture through various dances, music, and other performances in an overarching performance held together by an entertaining theme and storyline.
Some of PUMSA’s biggest events are Malaysian Night, the Chinese New Year Celebration, Spring BBQ, Graduation Night, Michigan Outlet Shopping Trip and the Corn Maze Field Trip. As a member of the Asian Student Union Board, we participate in events such as Purdue 360 and Miss Asia. We also hold multiple professional development, sports, community service and social events throughout the academic year.
PUMSA takes pride in placing Malaysian cuisine in the forefront of its efforts as we seek to win the hearts of the Purdue community through delicious food. We participate in culinary festivals such as the International Food Bazaar and Taste of Asia, while also providing an endless supply of nasi lemak and teh tarik at most of our own events.
Besides that, PUMSA members enjoy benefits such as a member discount card, free or discounted food at events, opportunities for collaboration and networking, meeting diverse members of other organizations, and receiving gifts and applause as graduating seniors.
Through our events, efforts and friendships, we are able to endorse Malaysian culture to West Lafayette, Indiana while bringing ourselves closer together.