Indige-Bridge to Success
What is Bridge?
The Indige-Bridge to Success Program serves incoming self-identified Indigenous first-year students, including Alaska Native, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and all peoples who identify as Indigenous. The goal is a successful college transition process, and Indige-Bridge provides an overview of the university community from an Indigenous perspective. Participants connect with key staff, faculty, and support services while meeting other students and building skills for success.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, Indige-Bridge will be held this summer prior to the fall term as a virtual Zoom program.
Benefits of the 2021 virtual program include:
- Matched with a Indige-Peer Mentor & Pro Staff member for personalized mentoring
- Start in a good way by receiving guidance and familiarity with the campus and essential resources
- Opportunity to connect with Indigenous students at culturally-based activities
- Attendees can apply for an educational materials grant (study guides, TI calculator, etc.)
Who should attend? Accordion Closed
New first-year Alaska Native, First Nation, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and all people who identify as Indigenous students and who will be full-time NAU students for the fall 2021 term/semester. Program participation is on a first-come, first-confirmed basis.
Program dates Accordion Closed
The virtual program will be held over two-days on July 27-28, 2021 via NAU Zoom.
The first 8-week NAU 100 class is a required course for accepted Indige-Bridge students. In the course, students will be able to participate in conversations with their fellow Indigenous peers about their transition to college. The aim of the course is to create a space for students to holistically reflect on their experiences as they enter a new stage in their life. The course focuses on supporting students holistically and on encouraging them to own their college experience, education, and learning.
Event Agenda (via Zoom) Accordion Closed
TUESDAY, July 27:
9:00-9:10 AM MST/AZ Opening Prayer
9:10-10:00 Welcome, introductions
10:00-11:00 Session 1: Get to Know Your Mentor
11:10 AM-12:00 PM Session 2: How to Get Connected to NAU
12:00-1:00 LUNCH BREAK
1:00-2:00 PM Session 3: Do You Have Enough Money?
2:00-3:00 PM Closing Reminders
WEDNESDAY, July 28:
9:00-9:15 AM MST/AZ Opening Prayer
9:15-9:45 Session 4: Expressions of Gratitude
10:00-11:30 AM Session 5: Diaries of Indigenous College Students
11:30-12:30 PM LUNCH BREAK
12:30-1:30 Session 6: Your Home Away from Home
1:30-2:30 Session 7: Art activity
2:30-2:45 PM Closing Prayer
Cost & Technology Accordion Closed
The virtual Indige-Bridge to Success Program is provided at no cost. Participants will need to have access to a computer with camera, speaker and Internet to join the session each day from 9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm MST/AZ.
Ready to Confirm Your Spot? Accordion Closed
Confirm you are eligible:
- Alaska Native, First Nation, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and all people who identify as Indigenous
- First-year, full-time students enrolled for the fall 2021 term at the NAU Flagstaff campus
- Must have a 2.86 or higher unweighted high school core GPA
Have you completed your financial aid documents:
- Must have completed the 2021-2022 FAFSA
- Check your LOUIE account to see if you have been selected for a Blue, Gold, or Sage verification request. Applicants must complete their verification documents and send to the NAU Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid.
- Applicants need to have proof that they have applied for (1) scholarship
Have you paid all of the necessary deposits?
- Must have paid the enrollment deposit (enrollment deposit may be deferred if FAFSA determines a student to be Pell Grant-eligible, contact University Admissions, 928-523-9011)
- If planning to reside on-campus, have you paid the $175 housing rent confirmation deposit?
- If planning to live off-campus, check out Louie’s List for local housing options. Be sure to work with the apartment leasing office for all necessary deposits for move-in.
Are you eligible for in-state tuition?
- Out-of-state students who are enrolled members of an Arizona tribe are eligible for in-state tuition.
The program is currently accepting registration confirmations!