PTAM group

Our programs encourage Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian students to engage with the university community. You will have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills and connect with other students. 

NASS Scholars Program

Receive academic and financial aid guidance, peer mentor support, as well as connections to campus resources, and be part of a First Year Seminar (FYS) or a Second Year Seminar (SYS) class cohort for new Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian freshmen students during your first and second semesters at the university. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements to be in the program.

NASS Connections Program

New freshmen, continuing, transfer and graduate students receive personalized advising and peer mentoring, develop and enhance academic skills for success, participate in campus organizations and cultural activities, connect with important campus resources, and access one-on-one support and guidance.

Academic and Personal Development workshop series

Workshop topics include leadership development, finances, career planning, diverse cultural subjects, and other student educational opportunities. 

P.E.E.R.S (Providing Encouragement to Empower and Retain Students) Program

Share your experiences and lead the next generation of students to success. The PEERS Program is comprised of seasoned college students who serve in a dual role as a Peer Teaching Assistant/Mentor (PTAM) and as a peer mentor to NASS Scholars participants.  All positions have been filled for the 2015-16 academic year.  For more information, contact Sharon Doctor at 928-523-6960 or e-mail

Students interested in learning more about or being a part of any of the above programs are highly encouraged to contact Native American Student Services, 928-523-8086 or