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Native American Program

The Native American Program within the Access & Diversity Center works to meet the variable needs of American Indian/Alaskan Native students pursuing higher education. For more information about the Native American Program, contact the Access & Diversity Center at 435-797-1728.

Academic Support

Connect American Indian/Alaskan Native students with advising resources in order to achieving their academic goals and graduation from the university.

Leadership Development

Foster leadership opportunities while coordinating with the Access & Diversity Center Program Coordinators and ASUSU's Diversity V.P. to promote and enhance cultural understanding, group presentations, leadership workshops, and educational activities/events as planned by the Native American Student Council.

  • Annual Pow wow
  • Native American Week
  • Diversity Week
  • Leadership Training

Scholarship & Financial Aid Resources

Interface with the Office of Financial Aid to assist American Indian/Alaskan Native students with federal, tribal, institutional, and private resources and procedures for financial assistance.

  • PELL Grant
  • Tribal Scholarship

Recruitment and Outreach

Coordinate with the Office of Admissions, high school counselors, and tribes for outreach and recruitment of American Indian/Alaskan Native students. Collaborate with university entities to host American Indian/Alaskan Native high school students to the University.

  • MOU with the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah
  • MOU with the Northwestern Shoshone Tribe of Utah
  • Rural/Urban high schools
  • Utah Indian Education Coordinators and high school counselors
  • Counseling

Provide personal counseling and mediation, in coordination with the Counseling Center, as appropriate which result from misinterpretations with social, economic, or cultural misunderstandings that may impede academic progress.

Advisor: Alina Begay, alina.begay@usu.edu