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Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives

The Graduate School is committed to enhancing the experience of all students from diverse backgrounds. Our unique programs and initiatives ensure Purdue is a welcoming campus where our graduate students can excel — both academically and personally.

We want to offer students innovative programs and opportunities that enable them to thrive in a diverse, global environment. We focus on increasing the enrollment and retention of underrepresented graduate students at Purdue.


The Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives strives to support the University's values to help create a diverse, respectful and inclusive environment for all students and staff we serve. Our mission is to provide a safe space to all who enter our door. At OGDI, Diversity is our Strength and we share with pride and honor, the University statement of Integrity:


We are Purdue

Boilermakers, who are we?
We are a unified community that respects each other by embracing diversity, promoting inclusion, and encouraging freedom of thought and speech.
We are innovators discovering new ideas and solutions that will foster a positive global impact.
We are honored to share our long-lasting traditions instilling a legacy of loyalty and pride within ourselves and others.
We are determined to build ourselves and our community, always One Brick Higher.
We are ever grateful ever true, WE are ONE PURDUE!


Six Pillars of Purdue