Purdue graduate students discuss the benefits of the programs offered through the Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives (OGDI), including the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program, the Graduate Bridge program, the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, the Graduate Diversity Visitation Program (GDVP) and the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP).

The Graduate School is committed to enhancing the experience of all students from diverse backgrounds. We focus on increasing the enrollment and retention of underrepresented graduate students at Purdue.

“LSAMP offers a really wide range of opportunities for you to present a poster or present orally. I was able to present my first poster and oral session to a scientific community, which was a really big deal. You get to practice communication to people who aren’t in your field.”

 - McKeith Pearson