Cultural Awareness & Language Programs

Promoting Unity Through Diversity

Welcome to Cultural Awareness & Language Programs. Housed within the Division of Housing and Food Services (HFS), the Cultural Awareness & Language Programs office provides support to our Division’s ongoing diversity efforts. Through classes, trainings, and events, our Office strives to promote a climate of inclusion across our Division. We take pride in the culture of HFS, where people of all backgrounds, abilities and beliefs are welcomed, accepted, and treated with respect.

This website will provide you with important information about the Cultural Programs office, including current diversity trainings, programs, and events. Feel free to contact our Office for additional information or to request a training.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve the university community through excellence in facility and program management, promoting customer satisfaction while ensuring financial viability. Aligning our goal's missions with those of the University at-large, will provide a healthy, diverse, and engaging environment that supports academic, social, and cultural needs on campus.

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide exemplary on-campus accommodations and dining services, catering to a diverse population of students and employees, while fostering a residential life environment that promotes harmony, self-discipline, and lasting relationships. In all of these endeavors, we seek to reflect the cultural, ethnic, and intellectual diversity that characterizes a preeminent educational institution.

Our Values and Culture

We believe in an organizational work ethic that creates a climate of caring, builds a collaborative organization, develops inspired leadership, focuses on continuous learning, and promotes worthy values. These principles connect employees to each other and to the organization as a whole, and they reinforce our moral and ethical responsibilities in supporting Purdue University.

  • Learning - as individuals and as an organization
  • Leading - by example and inspiring others to do the same
  • Building - positive relationships that promote team work
  • Recognizing - our common values and holding ourselves and others accountable for modeling them
  • Caring - about each other, customers, and Purdue University