American Indian Affairs (AIA)

American Indian Affairs office staff

The Northern Pueblos Institute is housed within the American Indian Center and includes the American Indian Affairs office.

The American Indian Affairs office addresses the unique educational needs of American Indian students, providing academic and personal support to enter and be successful in college. This office strives to increase American Indian enrollment, to retain students in college and help students through graduation.

The AIA office works with the college community to ensure cultural sensitivity; promote partnerships with the tribes to meet educational needs of their community; seek outside resources for the benefit of students; and ensures that American Indian students receive services on campus that will help them be successful in college and in their career. Both the American Indian Affairs and the Northern Pueblos Institute work collaboratively; the former being more focused on student success initiatives and the latter being academically focused.

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