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


Phase One Reopen Plan - August 3
9 am to 4 pm by appointment only

NAECC will be closed during the observance of University Holidays





Fall 2020 Events

Coming soon!





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.


The NAECC Reopen Plan will begin with Phase 1 on Monday, August 3rd. Hours of operation will be from 9 am to 4 pm by appointment only. For the health and safety of our Purdue NAECC community, we will follow the Protect Purdue Plan including requirement of face masks, reduction of building occupancy, and daily sanitizing of high traffic areas. All NAECC programs and events will be held virtually. Visit the NAECC’s social media outlets for more information and updates.


“…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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