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The Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Business within the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business invites you to apply to be part of a learning community to explore gender-related issues in the workplace. You will live in a residence hall with your community and take one class together during each semester of your freshman year. In your first semester, you will take MGMT 294, Navigating Gender in the Workplace, where we will study the impact of gender in the work environment. Students will explore new leadership strategies to help their teams achieve higher levels of performance, and they will develop insight to recognize and navigate gender-based challenges. Open to all first-year students regardless of gender, this learning community is an opportunity to enhance your Purdue network. Common interests will allow you to build friendships to carry with you through your time as an undergraduate student and beyond.


  • Open to any first year student in the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, with an interest in business and exploring gender in the workplace

Residential Component

  • Required. The location of learning community housing will be determined based on the incoming size and needs of the learning community. 
  • A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community. Once a housing contract is completed, you will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. Applications received by the priority deadline will be considered first. 
  • If you want to be placed with a preferred roommate and be admitted to a learning community with a required residential component, both you and your roommate must apply (and be accepted) to the same learning community. Students admitted to learning communities with a required residential component cannot be paired with students admitted to learning communities with an optional residential component
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  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying to a learning community. If you have questions about housing, contact University Residences ( at


Full Academic Year

Associated Courses and Information


MGMT 29400 - Navigating Gender in the Workplace (3 credits)

MGMT 10000 - Intro to Management (1 credit)



MGMT 29450 - Bridging the Gender Divide at Work

MGMT 20000 - Intro to Accounting (3 credits)


Every fee eligible student involved with a learning community (LC) at Purdue will be assessed the $200 LC fee to their university account.  These funds support activities and travel, signature LC events, housing assignments and/or course registration and instructor stipends.

Events and Activities Included:

  • Study group for exams
  • Dinner once a month with instructor
  • Off campus visits with corporate partners
  • History museum visit for women's history month
  • Book Club - reading and meeting twice a semester

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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