Our Program

Since its beginnings in 1974, the goal of the Purdue University Minority Engineering Program (MEP) has been to attract, retain, and graduate the very best in African American, Native American, and Hispanic engineering talent from across the country. Distinguished as one of the first of its kind in the country as well as being a support structure for the founding chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers; we take great pride in the sustained excellence that has been demonstrated over the past 30 years.

As they matriculate through their respective programs, these promising scholars may find the rigors of Purdue's engineering curriculum to be quite overwhelming at times. As a result, the MEP constantly searches for ways to improve retention and continually motivate students toward achieving and maintaining greater academic success. These program offerings encompass motivational, recruitment, and retention elements specifically geared toward the above mentioned populations.