Learn the ropes at Purdue by joining a learning community.
CLAIM - College of Liberal Arts Inspired, Mentored, and eMpowered
The CLAIM learning community aims to empower and mentor liberal arts students who are embarking
on their college journey. Students will meet with a diverse faculty and staff, participate in cultural
attractions, and discover pathways into fields they might not have considered before. Culturally-relevant
mentoring will be provided to enhance future career or advanced education goals.
Culture, Creativity, and Technology
The Culture, Creativity, and Technology learning community is a collaboration between the
Department of English and the Department of Computer Graphics Technology. The learning
community allows students to merge their technology training with the humanities to yield better critical
thinking, writing, and storytelling skills.
DIGSS: Diversity In Gender and Sexuality Studies
At its core, the DIGSS learning communities emphasizes themes of social justice and
intersectionality. Students will be introduced to a wide range of campus resources and activities and have
opportunities to network with students who share common interests in gender and sexuality.
The Musical Theater learning community provides incoming students with an instant social and
learning group that is interested in Broadway, theater, and music. Whether you dream to be on the
main stage, love to belt show tunes, enjoy playing in pit orchestras, or fondly remember your time on tech
crew, this learning community serves as a gateway to all things musical theater at Purdue.
Public Speaking in Health
The mission of this learning community is to enhance exposure to the many ways in which
communication and public speech serves to inform and influence health and health-related issues.
Unlike other public speaking sections, this course is devoted to applying the principles of public
speaking to exclusively health-related issues.
Welcome to Communication
Join other first-year communication students in exploring the basics of communication study at
Purdue. When you finish the semester, you will know students in your cohort and faculty better
than any other first-years! You’ll not only learn how to speak, but you’ll gain context about how speaking and
all kinds of communication will be a part of your career.