Women in the Polytechnic

Of the 4900+ students at Purdue polytechnic, approximately 20 percent are female. That means there are nearly 1000 young women in the Polytechnic who, like you, are interested in innovation and fascinated by how things work.

  Meet Our Students

Hear their advice and learn about their majors.

Get connected
and experience all that Purdue Polytechnic offers!

Student Organizations



Woment in Construction Management



Women in Aviation

Diversity and Cultural Centers


Everyone is invited! Expand your horizons, learn about traditions and make new friends by visiting a campus cultural center.


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! Here are just a few:

Sorority and Cooperative Housing

Multicultural and Diversity-Based Sororities

Sorority and Cooperative Housing


Historically Black Sororities

National Pan-Hellenic Council

  Meet Our Alumni

Allison Babilonia
"In four years as a Purdue Polytechnic student, I gained so many opportunities that prepared me to enter the competitive IT industry with confidence. The best part of the CIT Network Engineering program was the focus on real-world applications through hands-on learning in all of my classes."
Allison Babilonia
Network Engineering Technology
Kristie West Alumni Profile
"My degree in organizational leadership taught me how to lead change, communicate effectively manage conflict, think critically and statistically, and understand and improve processes."
Kristie West
Organizational Leadership and Supervision
Karen Waldenmeyer
"My Purdue coursework included projects that spanned multiple weeks with a variety of deliverables, and completing the work successfully required teamwork. This is exactly how the real world works."
Karen Waldenmeyer
Computer Graphics Technology
Jill Cook Alumni Profile
"All of my life experiences, which include obtaining my education, have brought me to this point in my life and shaped who I am and how I approach my career."
Jill Cook
Organizational Leadership & Supervision
Wendy Baker Alumni Profile
"My degree is the key that unlocked several doors and offered me vast opportunities to apply the world of visual engineering graphics and expression in multiple industries."
Wendy Baker
Computer Graphics Technology
Melody Birmingham-Byrd
"The work I've done over my career demonstrates that progress is in the making, and that boundaries can be removed when it comes to what women, African Americans or people who come from non-traditional backgrounds in their industry can do when they have the desire, tenacity, ability and are provided the opportunity."
Melody Birmingham-Byrd
Organizational Leadership