Statistics in the Community
(STATCOM)

Intro to STATCOM Network

“Students Helping Students to Help Communities”

Statistics in the Community (STATCOM) is a student-run volunteer organization started in 2001 at Purdue University’s Department of Statistics.  With support from a Member Initiatives Grant from the American Statistical Association (ASA), a network of Statistics in the Community (STATCOM) programs was started in 2006. 

 Mission:   The mission of the Statistics in the Community (STATCOM) Network is:

  • To provide pro bono statistical consulting to local nonprofit, governmental, and community service organizations

  • To engage students in voluntary, service-oriented statistical consulting and leadership.

 Vision:  The vision of the Statistics in the Community (STATCOM) Network is:

  • To apply statistical methods and principles to have a positive impact on communities and institutions that serve those communities

  •  To increase communication and collaboration among student statisticians engaged in service-oriented statistics.

We welcome any college or university interested in starting such a program to join this Network. 

The materials available on this website will give you a better understanding of our work and help interested students start similar programs.  As you review this information, please feel free to contact the current STATCOM Network Director, Andy Hoegh, at statcom@vt.edu if you have any questions.

Thank you for your interest in the Statistics in the Community (STATCOM) program!

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This work is supported by a Member Initiatives Grant from the American Statistical Association (ASA). It is sponsored by the Central Indiana Chapter, the Section on Statistical Consulting, and the Section on Statistical Education.  We would like to thank the members of these groups for their continued support.