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






Fall 2021 Events


NAECC Visiting Artist: Melanie Sainz
Oct 19, 3-5pm, RSVP

Throwback Thursday Chats
Oct 21, NAECC YouTube

For event details, click here





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


The NAECC acknowledges the traditional homelands of the Indigenous People which Purdue University is built upon. We honor and appreciate the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Lenape (Delaware), Myaamia (Miami), and Shawnee People who are the original Indigenous caretakers.

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.


Hours of Operation for Fall 2021:

10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Open Monday - Friday

8:00 am – 10:00 am: By appointment only
To schedule a virtual or in-person appointment, call 765-494-4540 or email or

10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Public Hours
Open hours include scheduled appointments or drop-in visits

NAECC follows the Protect Purdue guidelines. Masks must be worn at all times. For more information and updates visit

Tour Request pages are under construction. To request a tour, email us at


“…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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