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

Erika Cobb
"My time spent in Purdue Polytechnic helped me become an independent thinker and taught me how to solve problems. Processing issues is one of the top skills needed to survive and compete in the market place and I certainly felt equipped to lead upon graduating."
Erika Cobb
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
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
Jasmin Allen
"I would like to thank all of my professors for making themselves available when I needed extra help. They challenged me to perform at a higher level and often reached out to me personally about career and leadership opportunities."
Jasmin Allen
Electrical Engineering Technology
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
Tracy Guerrero
"Purdue Polytechnic prepared me for a successful career in the aviation industry because of its professors with real-world experience. Students had the opportunity to work on real-world projects and gain practical skills."
Tracy Guerrero
Aviation and Aerospace Management
Dato' Shahriman Shamsuddin
"The time I spent at Purdue provided me with the technical competence I view as the solid foundation required in running a technology-based business."
Shahriman Shamsuddin
Industrial Technology