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 2022 Events

August 22 - October 7
  To Feel Myself Beloved on the Earth - Jeffrey Gibson Exhibition
September 26 - October 10
  NAECC Artist-in-Residence: Canoe Maker Wayne Valliere

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.

Purdue NAECC: Celebrating 15 years of Indigenous Excellence

Welcome from the many tribal nations represented at the Native American Educational and Cultural Center (NAECC)! Our doors opened 15 years ago and since then, we have created a safe space where our Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students, alumni, faculty, and staff can feel at home. The NAECC is instrumental in nurturing student learning and success and provides educational opportunities for the campus community to learn about Indigenous cultures. Together we proudly represent over 70 tribal nations across the U.S. and we continue to make giant leaps “Indigenizing Purdue!”


NAECC Fall 2022 Hours

Monday and Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

NAECC follows the Protect Purdue guidelines, visit the website 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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