We live in a diverse society. The College of Science believes that an understanding and appreciation of our differences enhances our ability to live and work together. Students have a better academic experience if they are taught in a climate that is diverse and accepting. Promoting diversity is essential both to society as a whole and to Purdue University. A diverse and scientifically educated citizenry is crucial to create and fill the scientific and technical jobs of the future. Moreover, diverse backgrounds and ideas lead to innovations and breakthroughs that might not occur otherwise.

Our Diversity efforts have three main prongs:

  1. To expose middle school and high school students to the wonders of science at Purdue;
  2. To build diversity awareness for faculty, staff, and students and provide leadership training, and
  3. To improve retention, mentoring, and promotion of faculty, staff, and students.

Science Administration

Zenephia Evans Zenephia E. Evans, PhD
Director of the Science Diversity Office
MATH 914
Connie Brophy Connie Kaspar Brophy
Assistant Director Science Diversity Office
MATH 918
Natasha Harris Natasha L. Harris
Assistant Director Science Diversity Office
MATH 916

Multicultural Science Programs

Women in Science Programs

Division of Diversity & Inclusion


Departmental Diversity Links

Purdue University College of Science, 150 N. University St, West Lafayette, IN 47907 • Phone: (765) 494-1729, Fax: (765) 494-1736

Student Advising Office: (765) 494-1771, Fax: (765) 496-3015 • Science IT, (765) 494-4488

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