Cultural and Resource Centers

Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center

The Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC) provides dynamic educational resources for the Purdue community and the Lafayette-West Lafayette community. The AAARCC opened its doors in January 2015 and seeks to remain as a source of education, integration, and support. Programs and events will be constantly evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of the campus community. Our space is committed to preserving, advancing, and connecting the rich diversity here at Purdue to offer an exciting global experience for all.

Address: 915 Fifth Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906

Phone: 765-496-0488


Black Cultural Center

Purdue University’s Black Cultural Center (BCC) is a vibrant element of University life, offering a wealth of programs and services for the entire campus community. Founded in 1969 as part of the University’s response to sweeping social change, the BCC has grown and matured into Purdue’s focal point for the African-American experience and a force for the cultural enrichment and intellectual growth of all. We bring together the wonderful diversity of the Purdue family by nurturing and presenting the rich heritage of the African-American experience through art, history and cultural understanding.

Address: 1100 Third Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906

Phone: 765-494-3093


Diversity Resource Office

The Diversity Resource Office (DRO) cultivates an environment of respect and inclusion among faculty, staff and students. DRO provides diversity education including the Diversity in the Classroom and Faculty Fellows Initiative; Diversity at Work training for staff; and the DiversiKey Certificate Program and Global Seminar Abroad for undergraduates. As part of its climate and assessment functions, DRO convenes the Purdue Diversity Roundtable, Purdue Network of IDI Certified Administrators, and provides consultative services to Purdue’s academic and administrative units. DRO sponsors the Connections Student Leadership and Diversity Institute; INTERSECTIONS, a student diversity conference; and Transformations, a faculty and staff conference on institutional diversity.

Address: Materials Science & Engineering Building, Suite 386, 501 Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette, IN 47907


Latino Cultural Center

¡TODOS SON BIENVENIDOS! (ALL ARE WELCOME!) is the guiding philosophy of the Latino Cultural Center (LCC). The LCC was established in 2003 as a place to gather, learn, share and support Latino cultures. The LCC seeks to enhance diversity through education and programming but also acts as a home away from home among Latinos at Purdue. The LCC serves as an educational and cultural foundation for all students, faculty and staff members. Educational, social, professional and cultural events are hosted and sponsored by the center throughout the year.

Address: 600 Russell Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906

Phone: 765-494-2530


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center provides programming that engages the campus and community on LGBTQ issues through an exciting calendar of events. The LGBTQ Center coordinates a distinguished lecture series, advocates for equitable access and a discrimination-free environment, and facilitates a variety of training opportunities throughout the year. The Center is the primary point of contact for members of the LGBTQ community. Our space is a dedicated Safe Zone that provides a welcoming and affirming location on campus for all, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

Address: Schleman Hall of Student Services, Room 230, 475 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: 765-494-7779


Native American Educational and Cultural Center

The Native American Educational and Cultural Center (NAECC) is home away from home for Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian students, faculty, and staff. Established in 2007 through student and campus advocacy, the NAECC was created to develop a new generation of educated students who will make positive contributions to their tribal communities and educate non-Natives about indigenous cultures, histories and traditions.

Address: 903 Fifth Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906

Phone: 765-494-4540