Native American Student & Community Center Student Programs
The Native American Student and Community Center (NASCC) Programming Team consists of one Senior Program Coordinator and two to three students. Two of the student positions are ELSA awards and the other is a programming assistant position. This team meets weekly and works together to plan programs centering Native American, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, and other Indigenous community voices. Throughout the academic year, this team meets with multiple people from other PSU internal departments and with external community organizations to build robust programs that are student-centered and support student’s retention. Student’s gain valuable skills such as designing programs, conducting outreach to Indigenous communities, learning how to work within a small budget, facilitate and emcee events, negotiate speaker honorariums and decide on preparing food or selecting a minority-owned caterer.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Native American Student & Community Center is available to rent. Standard hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, weeknights and on weekends when authorized.
We seek to collaborate with students, community partners, university units, and student organizations. Collaborative events include the use of Cultural Resource Centers staff time, resources, and systems beyond our physical spaces. Submit a request HERE.
OUR COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT
- PSU students are at the center of our work
- Community growth depends on the inclusion of every individual voice
- We respect others and ourselves
- Our goal is not to agree, but rather, to gain deeper understanding
- No alcohol or drugs on the premises or in the body
- We do not tolerate hate speech, derogatory language/actions, or oppressive language/actions
- We reserve the right to refuse service if the collective agreement is not met or upheld
Any donation, big or small is a very thoughtful gift, you can donate to any of the following programs:
- Native American Honor Day
- Native American Student and Community Center Programs
- NASCC Emergency Fund
- NASCC Scholarship Fund
There are two accessible entrances to the Smith Memorial Student Union - on the North and East sides of the building. Please see the SMSU floor plan for more information.
We do our best to create events with accessibility in mind. However, if you feel you may need additional accessibility or support in order to fully enjoy any of our programs, please let us know! You may also contact the Disability Resource Center. While Service Animals are always welcome, the Cultural Resource Centers does not allow pets in our spaces.