Diversity provides a learning environment that is rich in perspectives. In today’s global economy, it is essential for students to be exposed to and gain appreciation for individual perspectives derived from varying cultural, gender, and socio-economic backgrounds.
It is the goal of the College of Technology’s Technology Diversity Program to create a climate within the college that fosters and values diversity and welcomes all students, faculty, and staff.
Diversity Courses and Student Organizations:
Tech100: Technology Freshman Seminar
This freshman success seminar is designed for you - the incoming freshman who wants to succeed! Open to all technology students, Tech 100 will provide you with an introduction to academic and non-academic support services available here at Purdue. Come learn skills and strategies to help you succeed in your classes. Enjoy meeting other incoming students who share your same desire to excel. Tech 100 meets once a week for one hour of credit during the fall semester.
Tech101: Women in Technology
Tech 101- Women in Technology: Exploring the possibilities. This is the class where you’ll hear it like it is from women who have graduated from Purdue and other Colleges of Technology and are currently working in technology-related fields. In this course, you will meet career professionals and faculty involved in a variety of technology disciplines and hear their personal stories, gain an in-depth view of the emerging role of women in technology, and learn the academic and interpersonal skills and strategies needed to succeed in a technology related career. You will also have the opportunity to network with upper class women as well as find encouragement and support from other first year female technology students.
Women in Technology (WIT) was founded in 1998 and is dedicated to promoting the leadership of women in technology through networking, mentoring, outreach, and service. Some of WIT’s activities include bringing speakers to campus to talk about topics relevant to female students in the technology industry, providing a mentorship program for females in the College of Technology, organizing the Annual Spring Etiquette Dinner, and recruiting women into technology by supporting the College of Technology's Diversity Program's DOiT and WOWiT programs.
The Minority Technology Association (MTA) is an active organization where students enhance their university experience through various activities throughout the school year. Come join us as we participate in business accumen, networking and other business related activities. Bring a smile and a helping hand when we reach out to others through our community service events. Get ready to be challenged during game night, bowling or other social activities. Come meet new and old friends at MTA.
MTA is dedicated to excellence in academics, personal, and professional growth and promotes friendship amongst its members. In addition to general meetings, and activities, MTA is proud to assist the COT Diversity Programs Office with their spring high school recruiting workshop: Vision.
Purdue/Technology Diversity Student Organizations:
Two Purdue pilots compete with war veterans, GA pilots, and other collegiate teams in a race across the country!
All majors welcome!
(Most applicable to aviation, meteorology, aeronautical engineering)
The Ford Female Recruiting Initiative (FFRI) includes Mechanical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and Electrical Computer Engineering Technology.
NOGLSTP at Purdue is a self-governing regional group affiliate of the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Inc. (NOGLSTP). Our purpose is to encourage and promote an environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) students, faculty, staff, and their partners at Purdue (especially in the Colleges of Engineering, Science, and Technology) that is supportive and inclusive and free from discrimination and bias.
Women in Construction Management promotes the positive aspects of being a women in the construction industry through community involvement, volunteer work, and career oriented activities
The purpose of this organization is to educate and promote awareness of women in aviation as well as develop personal and professional relationships in the aviation industry.
We are a chapter of Women in Aviation, International. Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women (and men) who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.