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Create Your Community
As a university student, one of the greatest opportunities is extending your networks and your circle of friends. The NACC hosts a variety of events, programs, and student organizations on a daily and weekly basis. The NACC has numerous places where you can chat with other students, study, or even visit the Story Room, the NACCs “Smudging” and/or meditation room. The NACC Indige-Jacks and the OISS Peer Mentors are students workers and can provide you with additional information about programs, events, and other support services.
If you are looking for ways to connect with the wider Northern Arizona University community, there is a diverse range of Student Organizations that will help you extend your circle of friends and help you Create Your Community. Check out the Office of Student Life website for more information about all of NAUs 375 Student Organizations. The NACC is honored to host some of the Indigenous student organizations for their weekly meetings and events. Below is a listing of some of the student organizations that meet at the NACC.
Abaya Yala University Association
The purpose of the organization is to bring together people interested in Indigenous Issues within the University, Flagstaff community, and provide academic support to NAU students.
Adviser: Shawna Whitehat
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
AISES is a national organization that nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values through educational programs and providing opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives in science, engineering, and technology arenas.
Adviser: Delbert Willie
Connecting Higher Education Indigenously
Student organization of the Applied Indigenous Studies Department. To promote indigenous knowledge, provide student support, engage in our communities, and work on the retention and recruitment of indigenous students into higher education.
Time/Place: Every Thursday @ 6:30 pm via Zoom (nau.zoom.us) Meeting ID: 642 300 3326 Password: CHEI
Miss Indigenous NAU
As student ambassadors at Northern Arizona University and the surrounding communities, MINAU Org members will help to promote cultural awareness and understanding of tribal/indigenous nations. To support and represent NAU students and participate in programs and activities to strengthen recruitment and retention efforts of Native American students.
Learn more information about Miss Indian NAU.
Adviser: Sharon Doctor
Native American Business Organization (NABO)
NABO recognizes professionalism and heritage as central to the club’s success. The club assists and encourages students to complete their degrees while maintaining their identities, promotes awareness of Native American culture through events, and performs community service to local and tribal communities.
Adviser: Sharon Doctor