The Women in Science Programs (WISP) Learning Community is open to all incoming students in the College of Science regardless of gender. WISP LC participants reside with other College of Science students and your roommate will most likely be a member of the LC. Students are paired with an upper-level student mentor who helps acclimate them to Purdue University life and offers free tutoring in a variety of College of Science courses. In addition, WISP LC participants engage with students and instructors in monthly programs. College of Science students are also encouraged to apply for combined participation of the WISP LC with other College of Science LCs. Please see individual LC profile pages for eligibility requirements. For those LC profiles, please click here.

For more information about the Women in Science Programs, call (765) 496-6095, e-mail, or click here to visit the WISP website.


  • First-time beginning students admitted to the College of Science
  • This LC is not available to Honors College participants

Residential Component

  • REQUIRED in Earhart Hall
  • Your roommate in most cases will be a member of the LC; occasional exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis to allow non-LC participant roommates
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for the LC



Fall 2015 Semester and Spring 2016 Semester

Associated Classes



Events and Activities Included:

  • Monthly dinners with faculty and staff
  • Introduction to Purdue resources
  • Participation in a mentoring program
  • Guest speakers
  • Convenient tutoring access
  • Variety of social interaction


Information above is subject to change.

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