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Students and parents can learn their way around campus and discover the many opportunities at UI. Orientation events are Aug. 18-21. Register

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About Us

The Native American Student Center (NASC) at the University of Idaho empowers Native American students by meeting their academic, social and cultural needs as they navigate the college experience. The NASC serves as a supportive foundation for students to help ease the transition from home to campus life.

The NASC fosters community and growth among Native American students through mentoring, uncovering leadership qualities and inspiring cultural values that are vital to our Native identity.

The center serves as a vital link between Native American students, the university and tribal communities, working to develop sensitivity and appreciation for Native American culture among non-Indian students, faculty and staff. The Native American Student Center believes in assisting the University of Idaho community in creating a culturally diverse and sensitive campus by advocating student centered support programs, cultural events, tools for personal growth experiences, as well as critical thinking skills.

  • The NASC offers a comfortable environment to meet and mingle with other Native American students, as well as faculty and staff.
  • Tribal networking
  • Tutoring
  • Financial and academic advising
  • Leadership and professional development opportunities
  • Emergency fund
  • Mentoring
  • Computers, printer, telephone and fax access
  • Refrigerator and microwave
  • Campus referrals

Contact Us

To contact the Native American Student Center (NASC), call (208) 885-4237.

To contact the Native American Student Association (NASA), email President Lewonne Teasley, Vice President Sienna Reuben or NASA Advisor Sydel Samuels.

Staff

Sydel SamuelsSydel Samuels
Director, Native American Student Center
Email | (208) 885-2332


Lindsey SchneiderLindsey Schneider
Program Coordinator, Native American Student Center
Email | (208) 885-4237


Yolanda BisbeeYolanda Bisbee
Executive Director of Tribal Relations
Email | (208) 885-6448


Sarah Penney
Idaho EPSCoR Diversity, Outreach and Communications Coordinator
Email | (208) 885-2345

What is the Memorandum of Understanding?

The MOU seeks to improve the quality of educational opportunities provided to Native American students at UI and enrich the overall learning environment for all students, faculty and staff.

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Contact Us

Physical Address:
865 W. Seventh Street 
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3030
Moscow, ID 83844-3030

Phone: (208) 885-4237

Email: ssamuels@uidaho.edu

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Physical Address:
865 W. Seventh Street 
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3030
Moscow, ID 83844-3030

About Us Map