Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center

The Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC) provides dynamic educational resources for the Purdue community and the Lafayette-West Lafayette community. The AAARCC opened its doors in January 2015 and seeks to remain as a source of education, integration, and support. Programs and events will be constantly evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of the campus community. Our space is committed to preserving, advancing, and connecting the rich diversity here at Purdue to offer an exciting global experience for all.

Xavier Hernandez Xavier Hernandez
Director
Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center

Stewart Center (STEW) Room 162
128 Memorial Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907
765-496-0488

Black Cultural Center

Purdue University’s Black Cultural Center (BCC) is a vibrant element of University life, offering a wealth of programs and services for the entire campus community. Founded in 1969 as part of the University’s response to sweeping social change, the BCC has grown and matured into Purdue’s focal point for the African-American experience and a force for the cultural enrichment and intellectual growth of all. We bring together the wonderful diversity of the Purdue family by nurturing and presenting the rich heritage of the African-American experience through art, history and cultural understanding.

Renee ThomasRenee Thomas
Director
Black Cultural Center

1100 Third Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
765-494-3093

Diversity Resource Office

The Diversity Resource Office (DRO) cultivates an environment of respect and inclusion among faculty, staff and students. DRO provides diversity education including the Diversity in the Classroom and Faculty Fellows Initiative; Diversity at Work training for staff; and the DiversiKey Certificate Program and Global Seminar Abroad for undergraduates. As part of its climate and assessment functions, DRO convenes the Purdue Diversity Roundtable, Purdue Network of IDI Certified Administrators, and provides consultative services to Purdue’s academic and administrative units. DRO sponsors the Connections Student Leadership and Diversity Institute; INTERSECTIONS, a student diversity conference; and Transformations, a faculty and staff conference on institutional diversity.

Dr. Carolyn JohnsonDr. Carolyn Johnson
Director
Diversity Resource Office

Materials Science & Engineering Building
Suite 386
501 Northwestern Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Latino Cultural Center

¡TODOS SON BIENVENIDOS! (ALL ARE WELCOME!) is the guiding philosophy of the Latino Cultural Center (LCC). The LCC was established in 2003 as a place to gather, learn, share and support Latino cultures. The LCC seeks to enhance diversity through education and programming but also acts as a home away from home among Latinos at Purdue. The LCC serves as an educational and cultural foundation for all students, faculty and staff members. Educational, social, professional and cultural events are hosted and sponsored by the center throughout the year.

Carina OlaruCarina Olaru
Director
Latino Cultural Center

600 Russell Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
765-494-2530

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center provides programming that engages the campus and community on LGBTQ issues through an exciting calendar of events. The LGBTQ Center coordinates a distinguished lecture series, advocates for equitable access and a discrimination-free environment, and facilitates a variety of training opportunities throughout the year. The Center is the primary point of contact for members of the LGBTQ community. Our space is a dedicated Safe Zone that provides a welcoming and affirming location on campus for all, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

Lowell KaneLowell Kane
Director
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center

Schleman Hall of Student Services
(SCHL), Room 230
475 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
765-494-7779

Native American Educational and Cultural Center

The Native American Educational and Cultural Center (NAECC) is home away from home for Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian students, faculty, and staff. Established in 2007 through student and campus advocacy, the NAECC was created to develop a new generation of educated students who will make positive contributions to their tribal communities and educate non-Natives about indigenous cultures, histories and traditions.

Felica Ahasteen-BryantFelica Ahasteen-Bryant
Director
Native American Educational and Cultural Center

503 Harrison Street
South Campus Courts, Building B
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
765-494-4540

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