Help Native American students thrive!
Did you know that Native American students have the highest post-secondary dropout rate? One contributing factor is not having a sense of belonging or visibility on college campuses. The Tribal Relations Office is working to create that belonging and visibility by acknowledging our students’ educational milestones, accomplishments, hosting events and providing opportunities for our Native American students to share who they are. This year has presented Native students with some unique challenges. Providing virtual learning support, transitioning back to in person, and academic support has been a priority for the Office of Tribal Relations. We strive to promote education while also having cultural activities and exchanges with other Native American students, Native American student clubs, Tribes and communities.
Support Native students by creating visibility and a sense of belonging. Native Grad shows appreciation for our Native students and their academic achievements.
Your donations will help support Native American graduates participate in a celebration where they are honored with a sash and necklace.
$35 covers the cost of a graduation sash
$35 covers the cost of a graduation necklace
$70 covers the cost of a graduation sash and necklace
Thanks to our donors, last year we were able to support students to participate in our Native American Graduation Celebration and provided cultural activities to our students. We had over one hundred graduates participate in our celebration. We have also hosted a monthly cultural night where students made hand game sets, lanyards, earrings, or hair sticks. Your donations helped sponsor these events and fund the materials for Native American students to participate in these culturally relevant activities. Thank you!