Diversity Within the Polytechnic

The Edge Effect, definitions:

1. In nature, the landscape where diverse ecosystems converge, resulting in new biological life-forms. 

2. In technology, the connection of people of diverse backgrounds and experiences, resulting in the most creative and innovative ideas and solutions.

The Importance of Diversity in STEM

To increase their ability to recognize and incorporate new ideas to solve today’s grand challenges, students at Purdue Polytechnic are highly encouraged to connect and collaborate with students of different backgrounds, experiences and knowledge bases.

If you have a love of technology, exceptional scholastic drive and a desire to make the world a better place, Purdue Polytechnic would like to be a step on your path to success. Apply today.


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Club Sports

Club Sports

At Purdue, you don’t need to be a full-time athlete to participate in sports. The Club Sports program offers dozens of sports teams, including co-ed and single-gender, to get your heart beating!

Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Housing

Sorority and Cooperative Housing

Historically Black Fraternities and Sororities

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Student Organizations

Woment in Construction Management

  Meet Our Students

Meet these Polytechnic students, hear about their majors and listen to their advice.

  Meet Our Alumni

Orlando Ashford Alumni Profile
"I have always been attracted to big opportunities that pose significant mountains to climb. My parents always challenged me to think big and expect the best."
Orlando Ashford
Organizational Leadership & Supervision
Isaiah Eleazar
"A huge part of the Purdue Polytechnic is the heavy emphasis of practical knowledge and giving students the opportunities to apply what they have learned in real world situations. Through Purdue, I was able to acquire an internship in games/simulation that set me up for success my senior year!"
Isaiah Eleazar
Game Development and Design
Alex Coleman Alumni Profile
"My degree afforded me the opportunity to learn how to apply all of the elements of critical thinking into solving business and technology problems for Verizon and our customers. This ability has allowed me to compete effectively for managerial and executive level positions throughout my 26-year career."
Alex Coleman
Electrical Engineering Technology
Oluwaseun Odukomaiya
"I was able to pursue a degree that allowed me to get real, hands-on experience, working with many of the technologies that I now specify on a day-to-day basis. Today, part of my job is ensuring that my business approach every project with the interest of our clients in mind, but also with a healthy respect for the energy and environmental impact of our designs."
Oluwaseun Odukomaiya
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Twyla Brown
"Purdue Polytechnic helped me see a wide range of possibilities within my career. They let me explore design, programming, and manufacturing processes to be a well-rounded leader I am today."
Twyla Brown
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
"At the Purdue construction technology department, I found a staff of quality instructors with sound construction experience to draw from, and a course curriculum that included business management, business and contract law, engineering as well as construction management."
Claude Powers
Building Construction Management