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The Women in Science Programs (WISP) Learning Community is open to all incoming students in the College of Science regardless of gender. Participants reside in Earhart Hall with other College of Science students and are paired with an upper-level WISP mentor. WISP strives to build a cohort by 1) promoting the development of individual personal and professional identities, 2) increasing persistence, and 3) offering support by addressing issues of isolation in the STEM fields. As a WISP learning community participant, students have access to free WISP sponsored tutoring and attend monthly programs that expose them to industry professionals, as well as university faculty and staff. 

For more information about the Women in Science Programs, call (765) 494-1769, e-mail, or visit the WISP website. College of Science students are also encouraged to apply for combined participation of the WISP learning community with other College of Science learning communities. Please see individual learning community profile pages for eligibility requirements. 

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  • First-time beginning students admitted to the College of Science

Residential Component

  • Students from this learning community reside in Earhart Hall
  • Information on this residence hall can be found here
  • Circumstances preventing a student from living in this hall, such as participating in the Honors College or living off-campus, will be taken into consideration when conducting the placement process
  • Your roommate in many cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community


Fall and Spring semesters

Associated Classes

No courses

Events and Activities Included:

  • Monthly dinners with faculty and staff
  • Guest speakers from industry and academia
  • Participation in a mentoring program
  • Introduction to Purdue resources
  • Convenient tutoring access
  • Variety of social interactions
  • Annual field trip to science museums

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.

Learning Communities ERHT 1275 1st Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906 - (765) 494-5785 or (765) 494-8571,

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