Land Acknowledgement: We acknowledge that Arizona State University is built on the ancestral homelands of Indigenous communities who have inhabited this land for centuries, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) peoples. We honor those who have stewarded this land throughout generations.
American Indian Student Support Services
Welcome to your home away from home
AISSS provides services to all indigenous students to ensure they will successfully progress towards educational excellence and graduate to become self-reliant individuals who effectively give back to their families and communities. We provide warm, inclusive spaces which students like you have affectionately named “home away from home.” There are AISSS locations on all campuses where students study and relax, and Success Staff are available both on-campus and online to be there for you.
Services provided for Native American students
The Office of American Indian Initiatives (OAII) was created to serve as the liaison between Arizona State University and the 22 federally recognized Arizona Tribal nations and their citizens. The OAII works to serve as the voice for American Indian and Alaska Natives whether they be students, staff, faculty or representing the tribes themselves.
The American Indian Policy Institute is an Indigenous-led and staffed research institute at Arizona State University, whose work supports Tribal communities and Indigenous peoples nationwide. We do this by creating academic research focused on key issues in Indian Country, and by analyzing and developing policy on the key issues of Indian Country, and by building capacity within an ecosystem of lifelong learning.
AIPI’s expertise and focus is substantively on broadband technology and digital equity, with expertise in tribal telecommunications, communications policy, and newly emerging systems as they impact sovereign Tribal nations.
American Indian Studies at Arizona State University is an academic program offering both undergraduate (BS) and graduate (MS) degrees. Our program emphasizes the latest ideas and research impacting Indigenous communities across the US, including Alaska and Hawaii. Our faculty and affiliate faculty have distinguished themselves by creating a body of scholarship and original research, which is influencing the field today. Serving Indigenous nations since 2002, the AIS program at ASU is setting the agenda for the 21st century!
The Alliance of Indigenous Peoples is a student-led alliance that serves to represent and unify any and all self-identifying Indigenous voices at Arizona State University in an effort to ensure that all students are provided appropriate resources and support to develop into holistic Indigenous leaders. The Alliance of Indigenous Peoples encourages social awareness of the impact of colonization on the Indigenous student experience among students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Their primary goal is retention, completion, and graduation, of any and all self-identifying Indigenous students at Arizona State University.