Educational Opportunities Programs



Educational Talent Search

Contact: Aquinas Lewis

Telephone: 989-2460
Location: SUL 313
Hours: September-May: Monday-Thursday 8:00 am-7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm

June-August:     Monday-Friday  8:00 am-4:30 pm

Educational Talent Search is a federally funded program which assists in providing mainstream educational opportunities to select participants. Talent Search is designed to identify and assist persons from income eligible backgrounds and/or potential first generation student (neither parent has a four-year degree) to complete secondary education and subsequently enroll in post secondary institutions. Efforts are coordinated with teachers, school counselors, parent, various community agencies and existing support system peers.

The office includes a library of admissions applications and referrals to other agencies and organizations.

Activities include admissions and financial aid workshops: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) preparation and tutoring, especially in Math, Science, and English; and college and career exploration.

McNair Achievement Program

Contact: Roy Hamilton

Telephone: 989-2779
Location: SUL 335
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is a program designed to prepare and encourage Purdue Calumet students who are first-generation, low-income or from groups under-represented in graduate education for doctoral study (not necessarily at Purdue). Scholars in the program benefit from a support system that enhances their academic as well as social experiences at Purdue Calumet through summer research internships, seminars designed to prepare them for doctoral study, learning assistance, counseling, and graduate admission and financial aid assistance.

Office of Disability Resources

Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday   8:00 am-4:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday            8:00 am-7:00 pm
Semester Breaks and Summer
Monday-Friday         8:00 am-4:30 pm

Location: Student Union & Library Building, Room 341

Phone: (219) 989-2455
(219) 989-2454  Telecommunications Device for Deaf (TTY/Voice)
Fax: (219) 989-8008

The mission of the Office of Disability Resources is to provide reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities in an effective and efficient manner; assist students with disabilities in building self-advocacy skills; and to build collaborative partnerships with Purdue University Calumet faculty and staff, as well as agencies which provide services to persons with disabilities within the surrounding communities.

From Boots to Books: Veterans and Student Service Members Academic Support Program

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday           8:00 am-4:30 pm
Wednesday                          8:00 am-7:00 pm
Semester Breaks and Summer
Monday-Friday               8:00 am-4:30 pm

Location: Student Union & Library Building, Room 341

Phone: (219) 989-2779
Fax: (219) 989-2179

From Boots to Books: Veterans and Student Service Members Academic Support Program (FBBP) is a program designed to create a community of university personnel, students, and community agencies that provide support services that increase the likelihood of veterans and student service members completing their educational goals.

Combinations of services such as tutoring, academic monitoring, field experiences, and counseling will be provided according to your identified need in order to enhance your retention and successful completion of your undergraduate degree. In short, the program staff are committed to assisting veterans and student service members to transition from “an environment where vigilance and mistrust were crucial to survival, into an environment where openness and trust are essential” to success.

Upward Bound

Contact: Joseph Flores

Telephone: 989-2392
Location: SAB 1116
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm
Tutoring: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00-7:00 pm
Academic Year: Saturday class 9:00 am-12:30 pm

Upward Bound is a pre-college high school program that provides academic and cultural services to students in grades 9-12 in eight targeted high schools in Lake County Indiana. It is a federally funded TRIO program that provides supportive academic instruction, tutoring, career seminars, Financial Literacy, admissions, including financial aid workshops, college tours, student leadership conferences and special interest workshops for first generation low income students. It is designed to generate skills and induce motivation necessary for student success in post-secondary education. It has been in existence at Purdue University Calumet since 1966. In addition to the Saturday classes during the academic year, summer programs are offered at Purdue University Calumet along with a seven-week residential program at Purdue West Lafayette.