The faculty, staff and students of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute strive to embrace the connection of people of diverse backgrounds, experiences and thoughts as we develop an environment that helps each of us achieve our most creative and innovative ideas and solutions. We dedicate ourselves to the hard work that must be done to improve and expand our equitable and inclusive practices as we make the Polytechnic Institute a college where everyone feels welcomed and respected, and as we build a community where excellence and achievement are attainable by all.

News, Events & Info

Purdue leads in awarding PhD degrees to Black Boilermakers in engineering-related technology

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Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Purdue’s Division of Diversity and Inclusion provides the University’s key information on resources, initiatives, organizations, and events.

Purdue Next Moves

Purdue Next Moves includes an Equity Task Force led by the Office of the provost.

Personal Learning Recommendations

The IDEA team offers these suggestions for personal growth and learning. (If you have a suggestion for materials to add to this list, please reach out to techidea@purdue.edu.)


How to be Anti-racist, by Ibram X. Kendi

Me and White Supremacy, by Layla Saad

400 Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019, by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain

Inclusive Conversations: Fostering Equity, Empathy, and Belonging across Differences, by Mary-Frances Winters

Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit, by Mary-Frances Winders

Caste: The Origins of our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson


Shine Brighter Together



Monique Melton – anti-racism educator, author and speaker

Learning Opportunities

Pursue Black Liberation – a 21-day challenge
(a comprehensive PDF workbook with thought-provoking prompts & activities)

Shine Bright School

Courses and workbooks

Additional Resources 

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Advocacy at Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Faculty and staff within the Purdue Polytechnic Institute have volunteered to help improve inclusion, diversity, equity and advocacy in our college.

Learn more about IDEA's working groups and volunteer to help

Have an idea? Need to report a problem? Send us an email.

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