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Building Community

Black Cultural Center
A diverse and inclusive community awaits you at Purdue University!

Finding a "home" on campus — a place where you can be yourself — is an important part of college life. You'll find your footing, make campus your own and establish lifelong friendships. Here are some of the ways you can find your home at Purdue...

A diverse and inclusive community is an integral part of the Purdue experience. With our many Cultural Centers, we strive to create and sustain a welcoming campus where all students can excel, increase and retain the number of historically underrepresented and diverse students, faculty and staff, and prepare all students to thrive in our diverse, global environment.

  • Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC)
    The AAARCC brings the Asian and Asian American experience to life through dynamic and culturally enriching resources based on education, integration and support

  • Black Cultural Center (BCC)
    With cultural arts and festivals, performing arts ensembles, student research trips, and more, the BCC is an exceptional facility for all of campus.

  • Latino Cultural Center (LCC)
    Todos Son Bienvenidos – all are welcome at the LCC. At the LCC, you can participate in events, educational programming and informal gatherings throughout the year.

  • Native American Educational and Cultural Center
    The NAECC is home to Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian students, faculty, and staff who represent more than 45 tribal nations at Purdue. The center provides educational opportunities for the community to learn about indigenous cultures.

Purdue University’s religious diversity is reflected in the many available congregations and organizations located across campus and the Greater Lafayette area.

If you don’t see your faith represented or are struggling to find a group that’s a good fit for you, we encourage you to create your own!

Purdue is among the nation’s top universities for LGBT students and the LGBTQ Center is a big reason why we have earned that recognition.  The center engages the entire Purdue community with activities throughout the year while serving as a welcoming and affirming location for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Community begins where you live. It’s where you make lifelong friends, get acquainted with the campus community and learn about Purdue traditions (while make a few new ones of your own)! At Purdue University, we offer a variety of living arrangements that will help you feel right at home.

  • University Residences
    Living within Purdue University Residences provides students with self-authorship, connection and intellectual curiosity. Through intentional relationships with peers, staff and faculty, students create lasting relationships, recognize the value they and others bring to the community and reflect on the impact their college experience has, and will continue to have, on their life.

  • Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Life
    About 20% of Purdue students “Go Greek”, joining an organization of brothers or sisters who are committed to leadership, philanthropy and personal development. Fraternities and sororities have been part of Purdue student life since 1875.

    Through Cooperative Housing, you’ll find students with similar interests, including an interest in minimizing housing costs! Enjoy great friendships while you pitch in with household chores.
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