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

Cory-Khoi Quang Nguyen
"My professional work in information technology reduces analysis fatigue and optimizes hunting experiences for our cyber threat hunters. The faster the cyber intrusion attempts are detected, the sooner they can be contained and stopped."
Cory-Khoi Quang Nguyen
Computer Information Technology
Phillip Kinnison
"As a high school student, I didn’t see university life in my future but that all changed when I learned about Purdue’s technical graphics major. It was a perfect fit for me. I was able to expand my areas of focus into interactive multimedia, animation and networking technology."
Phillip Kinnison
Computer Graphics Technology
Bradford Lang Alumni Profile
"I chose Purdue because of its top-notch aviation program and I continued to be impressed because of its challenging curriculum and supportive faculty. I fondly remember operating United Airlines DC-8 and American Airlines 727 simulators, which prepared me for the life of a pilot."
Bradford Lang
Professional Flight
"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
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
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