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Services & Programs
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Our creative and innovative programs encourage Native/Indigenous students to engage with our department, the Native American Cultural Center, and the university community. You will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, make friends, and become part of our family of support.
Indigenous Connections to Success (ICTS) Program Accordion Closed
What is ICTS?
The inaugural Indigenous Connections to Success Program is a collaborative partnership between the Office of Indigenous Student Success (OISS) and the Office of Native American Initiatives (ONAI) that serves self-identified Indigenous students (Alaska Native, First Nations, Native American, Native Hawaiian and people who identify as Indigenous) from first-year to graduate-level NAU students. The program aims to provide undergraduate and graduate Indigenous students an opportunity to build Indigenous community connections and awareness of resources for success before the first day of classes (8/29/22).
Benefits of the 2022 in person program include:
- Access helpful community resources
- Build friendships before classes start
- Connect with key mentors and staff/faculty
- Develop your support network
- Enjoy fun, interactive social activities
Indigenous Support Program Accordion Closed
The Indigenous Support Program offers new freshmen/transfer, continuing, and graduate students personalized academic and financial aid guidance along with peer mentoring support, referrals to campus resources, student organizations and cultural activities, and access to one-on-one support. Students interested in receiving support are encouraged to contact Office of Indigenous Student Success (928-523-8086).
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Students needing professional counseling are highly encouraged to schedule an appointment with an Indigenous counselor Dazhoni Scott (NAU Counseling Services), at (928) 523-2261 or email@example.com. Ms. Scott is available for in-person and virtual sessions every Thursday from 12-4 PM in the Native American Cultural Center Story Room (2nd floor). In addition to Ms. Scott’s services, there is the new NAU Jacks Care 24/7 in partnership with MySSP, which is a comprehensive suite of services that includes real-time chat support 24/7, telephone support 24/7, health assessments, and much more.
Indige-Peer Mentoring Accordion Closed
The Indige-Peer Mentoring is comprised of seasoned NAU student students who serve as Indige-Peer Mentors (IPMs) to new incoming students. For information on becoming an IPM, don’t hesitate to contact OISS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-523-8086 for more information. All student employment is facilitated via Handshake.
Financial Aid Guidance Accordion Closed
- Employment/Career Development
Academic guidance Accordion Closed
- Review your degree progression plan
- Referral to Academic Success Center for Weekly Tutoring Program (WTP) for additional tutoring support for select courses
- Overview of academic standing (probation, continued probation, suspension)
- Tips and strategies on how to be successful in your class(s)
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The OISS helps the Office of Undergraduate Admissions recruit under-represented high school and community college students. We participate in university recruitment programs such as Discover NAU, campus visits, and special events like the annual Indigenous Visit Day (10/28/22) and Lumberjack Spirit Day (Feb. 2023).
Personal & cultural support Accordion Closed
- Guidance related to transitioning to college life
- Balancing multiple roles (student, family, cultural obligations, etc.) while being a full-time or part-time college student
- Adjusting to living or commuting to Flagstaff or being an online student
- Listening and offering an Indigenous perspective on how to be successful