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






Spring 2023 Events

May 5  - MMIWGTS Awareness Day
   12:00 - 1:30 pm
   Lunch Presentation featuring Chantel Cloud
May 13 - Spring Graduation Celebration   

For event details, click here





NAECC Hours - Summer 2024


June and July 2024

Monday through Friday 10 AM to 4 PM 

The NAECC will close on Monday, July 1st through Friday, July 5th, staff will work remotely and Center will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of the university holiday. We will resume regular hours on Monday, July 8th.


Bozho (Bodéwadmik),  Aya (Myaamia), Aloha (Hawaiian), Aanii (Anishinnabe),  Ya’at’eeh (Diné)


The Native American Educational and Cultural Center (NAECC) proudly represent over 70 tribal nations through our Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander students, alumni, faculty, and staff. We are committed to nurturing student learning and academic success, providing a safe, inclusive space for students, and offering educational opportunities for the campus community to learn about Indigenous cultures.


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.


“…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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