A little bit about the club…
The Reamer Club is dedicated to observing the traditions of Purdue, supporting major and olympic sports, and developing school spirit. Perhaps most notably, the Club cares for and maintains the official mascot of Purdue, the Boilermaker Special VII, and the Xtra Special VIII. During an 8-week pledging process, new members learn the traditions and songs of the university and embrace them throughout their time as an active member. Reamers are very easy to spot at athletic events, as they commonly wear their old gold and black overalls and their pots covered in buttons. Not only do Reamers attend home games, but the Club drives the Boilermaker Special to every single away football game – no matter how far – as it can drive up to 75 MPH on the highway. Constantly, Reamers are working on projects that benefit Purdue, whether it be the Lion’s Fountain, plaques memorializing landmarks, bringing the Xtra Special VIII to life, and more. The Club also contributes to local and campus philanthropy, such as highway clean up, Relay For Life, Winterization, and much more. As a whole, the Reamer Club is a group of highly dedicated and spirited students devoted to Purdue University.
We, the members of the Purdue Reamer Club,
do hereby dedicate ourselves
to foster the observance of school traditions,
to support major and Olympic sports,
to aid in the development of proper school spirit,
and to otherwise conduct the activities of the Club
in the best interest of Purdue University.