Other Groups and Programs

Division of Diversity and Inclusion aims at promoting a diverse and inclusive atmosphere in the Purdue community. The three vital missions of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion are to create and sustain a welcoming campus where all students can excel, to increase and retain the number of historically underrepresented and diverse students, faculty, and staff at Purdue, and to prepare all students to thrive in our diverse and global environment.

ADVANCE is a National Science Foundation program designed to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce.

The Butler Center provides research support, educational seminars, workshops, and experiences that enhance both aspiring and experienced leaders’ understanding and ability to manage today’s complex institutions of various types particularly colleges and universities. The mission of the center is to develop leadership capacity through research, education and collaborations that helps advance and broaden representation in academic decision making.

Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion aims to support and highlight the excellent scholarly work on diversity and inclusion happening in Liberal Arts and across the University. CRDI also fosters and facilitates more such innovative research, pushing into new areas and looking at old questions in new ways.

Steps to Leaps is a holistic program focusing on the core aspects of enhancing and improving student character and well-being. Grounded in the unique attributes represented by Generation Z, it provides students with tools, resources and support to build resiliency and tenacity for all aspects of their lives and establish lifelong habits to help them realize their personal definitions of success.

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.

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.

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.

¡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.

  • 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. 

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