NAECC Facility - Our Center

A two-story white house occupying 3,200 square foot, the NAECC provides a safe, inclusive learning space for students, faculty, and staff to gather to study, meet friends, host office hours, and to attend cultural programs.

Welcome Area

First point of entry into the Center, you can find a place to relax, watch TV, visit, and soak in the inter-tribal artwork displayed throughout the room. A university supported work station and a charging station are easily accessible. This room can be converted into a meeting space with tables, chairs, and TV monitor available for multimedia presentations.

Room capacity: 20 people


The Map Room – Multipurpose Room

Five maps highlighting Indigenous land in North and South America continents serve as a focal point for educational tours. This multifunctional space is available for classes, seminars, meetings, cooking demonstrations, or presentations and for smaller gatherings such as study space, lunch, or informal meetings.

Room capacity: 15 people



Fully functional kitchen is ideal for cooking demonstrations and special events with ServeSafe certified, NAECC staff. Microwave, refrigerator, and coffee station are open for campus community.

Room capacity: 4


Gender-Inclusive Restrooms

First floor restroom is gender-inclusive and handicap accessible and the second floor is gender-inclusive.


Computer Lab

ITaP supported computer lab including four computer stations and a print release station.

Room capacity: 6 people



Space used for faculty, staff, and GA office hours or tutoring sessions, one-on-one meetings, or individual study rooms. Reservations are required.

Room capacity: 4 people



The library offers a collection of books, children’s books, audio-visual materials, and magazines focused on Native American topics. The NAECC library catalog is accessible through TinyCat. This space includes table, chairs, and couch available as another study area.

The NAECC appreciates the generous donors who have contributed to the growth of our library. If you would like to donate to the NAECC library, contact us directly.

Room capacity: 4 people


Conference Room

Space available to small meetings and individual study space. Room is equipped for teleconference meetings.

Room capacity: 6 people



Outdoor green space in the back of the building available for meeting area, study space, and outdoor activities.

Cultural Centers outdoor study space is available behind the NAECC under the tent in the AAARCC’s lawn area.



Private parking for NAECC staff and faculty only. Handicap parking is available for visitors to the NAECC, AAARCC, or LCC only. Additional street parking is available on Fifth Street. Visit the Purdue University Parking website for university parking map and additional information.

903 Fifth Street, West Lafayette, IN  47906

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