The NASS program is focused on serving Native American students at University of Minnesota, Morris. NASS supports students in their academic, social, and cultural development. NASS creates a home away from home environment for students and provides a community that will support them from their first year of college to their graduation.
- Individualized professional academic coaching - assistance with building connections and navigating campus life
- Mentoring from upper class Native students
- Opportunities to enhance study skills
- Connections to campus resources including Peer Assisted Learning and tutoring
Career and Financial Aid
- On-campus job opportunities exclusive to NASS participants
- Support finding research opportunities
- Opportunities to work directly with One Stop staff on financial aid
- Financial wellness development
Social and Cultural
- Opportunities to participate in cultural activities and events such as beading, ribbon skirt and ribbon shirt making workshops, moccasin making workshops, and cultural food exchanges
- Participate in NASS extended orientation—a one day program that prepares incoming Native American students to start the school year successfully and develop a network of support with their Native peers and support staff
- Culture and language workshops
- Community support from the Auntie and Elder-in-residence programs
The Native American Student Success Program (NASS) is wholly funded through the Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions Program (NASNTI) grant through the US Department of Education.