Native American Educational and Cultural Center
(Corner of Fifth & University Streets)
903 Fifth Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Phone: (765) 494-4540
Fax: (765) 494-9777


NAECC is closed until further notice
Virtual hours M-F, 9 am - 4 pm

NAECC will be closed during the observance of University Holidays



Spring 2020 Events

For event details, click here

Purdue NAECC cultural events have been canceled for the remainder of the spring semester.




Bozho (Bodéwadmik), Hé (Lenape), Aya (Myaamia), Hiteto (Shawnee), Aloha (Hawaiian), Aanii (Anishinnabe), Aho (Lakota), Ya’at’eeh (Diné)


Welcome from the many tribal nations represented at the Native American Educational and Cultural Center! The NAECC is home to Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students, faculty, and staff representing over 65 Indigenous nations at Purdue University. Established in 2007 through student and campus advocacy, the NAECC is instrumental in nurturing student learning and success and provides educational opportunities for the campus community to learn about Indigenous cultures.


In response to COVID-19 pandemic, the NAECC remains open and providing virtual services with staff teleworking. For the latest updates, visit the Purdue website Things you need to know about COVID-19.

NAECC Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Currently operating on summer schedule (May 11th through August 21st 2020)

To connect with staff members, schedule appointment for telephone or video conference calls or visit during virtual office hours.
        9:00 to 11:00 am: Deb Swihart, email
        1:00 to 3:00 pm: Felica Ahasteen-Bryant, email 

Campus Visits, Tours, and Use of Space Requests

All NAECC campus visits and tours will resume once the university opens.

Requests to use the building are not being accepted at this time.


“…I would not have survived graduate school and being in a new environment, if it weren’t for the support and guidance from the NAECC and it’s community.”

         -- Nicole A. Benally (Navajo), M.S. Agronomy ‘18

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