Purpose and Goals
MEDLIFE is a volunteer-led global health organization whose mission is to help families achieve greater freedom from the constraints of poverty, empowering them to live healthier lives. We seek to achieve this goal through partnering with motivated individuals from communities experiencing poverty and working to improve their access to Medicine, Education, and community Development. Along with affiliate Chapters, MEDLIFE at Purdue University Fort Wayne raises money for medicine, education, and community development projects for low-income families around the world, commits to learning about the inequalities of global issues, and promotes MEDLIFE's mission within our local community.
This organization provides an opportunity for the union of students’ passion to serve and both their medical and non-medical career aspirations.
Membership Requirements and Obligations
At least fifty-one percent of the total membership must be currently enrolled students of Purdue Fort Wayne and only those members may vote, hold office, and represent the organization/university in an official capacity. In addition, there is a membership requirement of a minimum of 8 members.
All members are required to demonstrate support for the purpose of this organization and participate in Chapter meetings (at least once a month) and fundraising activities.
Members are required to pay a membership fee of $10 per semester. This fee will be utilized to provide food at the meetings, bring-in guest speakers, and host events at the end of each semester to acknowledge the hard work of our members. In addition, the MEDLIFE Purdue University Fort Wayne has the right to change cost of membership to reasonable means.
The cost of participation in a MEDLIFE Service-Learning Trip is $990, not including flights. Cost of airfare will vary depending on departure location. This fee will cover the majority of food, lodging, in-country transportation, and other in-country costs associated with the Service Trip, including the Mobile Clinic materials. The fee also supports MEDLIFE’s year-round community development work, patient follow-up program, and other initiatives.
Membership and participation shall be free from discrimination and harassment per the policies of the PFW Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct as stated in Part 1 Section A, Items 3 & 4.