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Diversity and Inclusion Initatives is going to Detroit, MI! On April 25th students are invited to join us to tour the Motown Museum, where music pioneers like Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye (and so many more) recorded music. The van will tentatively leave at 4:00pm, and return to campus the next day. Meals and accomodations provided.

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Study Abroad in South Africa

Join Director Briggitta August in May to learn about food, culture, and sustainablity in Capetown, South Africa. Visit the penguins at Boulder Beach, Tour Khwa Ttu to take in the sights during an indigenous plant walking tour, and attend a cooking class in Cape Malay. Please contact Briggitta August ( for more information.


Black & Gold: Black History at Purdue Walking Tour

Black and Gold: celebrating Black history at Purdue subtitle: a thread through time

February 12th, 3:30; February 15th, 3:30; February 21st, 4:30; February 24th, 11:00  

The College of Liberal Arts Diversity and Inclusion Initatives hosted our Black History at Purdue Walking Tour this past February.

We're excited to share with you a fresh spin on the Black History Walking Tour next Spring. 



The Portrait Unveiling of Helen Bass Williams

We recently celebrated public health worker, civil rights leader, and Purdue faculty member, Helen Bass Williams on January 26th. 

Professor Williams was an extraordinary figure in Purdue University's history and was the first African American faculty. During her time at Purdue, she taught French, and counseled minority students in the School of Humanities, Social Science, and Education (HSSE). Professor Williams contributed greatly to the creation of the Learning Center (Helen Bass Williams Academic Center), the establishment of the Black Caucus of Faculty and Staff, and the Black Cultural Center. Learn more about her life and other significant Black historical figures in our Black and Gold: Black History at Purdue Walking Tour.


Student Hosted Events

Study Tables

Wednesday, Oct. 4 6:00pm-8:00pm, Univ 201

Join fellow students at their Study Tables! These events happen periodically through the year. Food is provided.

Last Study Table hosted by Pamela Meneses.

 Halloween Craft Party

Halloween Craft Party Invitation October 27 - BRNG 1284 - 4.30p to 6.30p

Join us for some spooky fall crafts, halloween treats, and Polaroid photo booth. Dressing up is encouraged!

Hosted by Leslie Lopez

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First Gen Celebration

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Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives annually commemorates our First Generation Students in fall. Our most recent event, a dinner gathering, was hosted by our First Gen Ambassador, Jaime Del Real. The evening was notably dedicated to fostering camaraderie and fraternity among the attendees, featuring an informative and personal presentation delivered by Carina Olaru, the Director of the Latino Cultural Center.


Want to host a CLA D&I event?

Contact Briggitta August at or Emily Wright at