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OSU serves Native Americans OSU is home to a thriving Native American campus community with student organizations in engineering, science and the arts. OSU is the most successful land-grant institution in the nation for Native American students. As a land-grant institution, OSU is committed to providing a high-quality education for all and proudly supports the success of all its students. OSU serves Oklahoma, the nation and the world for a brighter tomorrow.


OSU Native American Highlights • #1 ranked Land-grant institution in the nation, three years in a row, in the number of Native American students earning a Bachelor’s degree • OSU is one of the most successful universities in the nation for graduating Native American students at all levels

• Nine Morris K. Udall recipients in the last five years, including a record four in 2010 • Native American students representing over 30 Tribal Nation Affiliations

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Native American Student Association (NASA) The Native American Student Association (NASA) is an organization that provides opportunities for Native American students to participate in culturally-relevant activities that foster a closer union and perpetuate individual tribal traditions and customs, on and off campus. NASA works to promote the heritage of Native Americans and educate others through activities and educational opportunities.

AISES– American Indian Science and Engineering Society The Oklahoma State University chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society applies the goals of the national society on a local level. The purpose of AISES is to increase substantially the representation of American Indian and Alaska Natives in engineering, science and other related technology disciplines.

Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc. Ketchum House

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The objective of the floor is to expose students to the Native American culture through a variety of social and cultural programming activities as well as to increase retention to aid in the transition to a comprehensive University. Priority will be given to Native American students, but it is open to all who wish to be a part of the community.

Alpha Pi Omega seeks to foster a sense of accountability and social responsibility within Oklahoma State University, primarily. While the sorority is social in nature, chapters are required to complete community service projects and conduct fundraising activities for the national philanthropy of the sorority. Alpha Pi Omega is truly a united sisterhood of American Indian women who are committed to each other, our communities, tribes, families, academic excellence, and self-empowerment.

Minority Women’s Association (MWA) Minority Women’s Association seeks to foster a sense of accountability and social responsibility within Oklahoma State University, primarily among minority women, MWA looks to bridge the gap between new generation women and their predecessors via outreach, conferences, programs of uplift and community service.

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Phi Sigma Nu Fraternity The main purpose of Phi Sigma Nu Fraternity is to promote unity among all Native American tribes. Phi Sigma Nu provides tribal members a family-like sense of brotherhood, a feeling of cohesion and the ability to enlighten others of tribal cultures, history, traditions, and practices. Brothers develop a sense of leadership, individuality, community, honesty, wisdom, pride, and unity.

OIMC Campus Ministry OIMC campus ministry arrived at Oklahoma State University during the fall of 2008. This organization is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. OIMC Campus Ministry welcomes all faiths; this organization was created for Native American Students and nonNative American students to come worship and fellowship together. This organization also offers information to opportunities such as scholarships, leadership programs, traveling, volunteering, and Native American culture.

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NAFSA– Native American Faculty and Staff Association NAFSA gives OSU Native Americans a voice in the university community by advising the OSU administration on issues affecting Native Americans. NAFSA also supports the recruitment and retention of Native faculty and staff while supporting the Native American students on campus. There are scholarships awarded by NAFSA to incoming Freshmen, Transfer and Continuing Undergraduate/Graduate Scholarship.

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The Choctaw Scholarship Advisement Program prepares Choctaw students for college and graduate school and once there focuses on retention to keep students on track for graduation. The SAP’s services include college/grad school selection counseling, admission test preparation, helping students find scholarships, grants, internships and fellowships, summer program advisement, and peer advisement and mentoring. The SAP has a peer advisor housed on the OSU campus.

Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OK-LSAMP) program The Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OK-LSAMP), funded by the National Science Foundation, supports underrepresented students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program nurtures and assists students through undergraduate programs while creating opportunities to interact with faculty and scientists, participate in research activities, present at national conferences and prepare for the transition into graduate programs or the workforce. Program activities include monthly meetings, networking and professional development events, as well as one-on-one guidance and advice.

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AIIP– American Indians Into Psychology The American Indians Into Psychology program is a program that provides opportunities for American Indian students to enter into mental health professions in Psychology. The primary goals for the program are to provide outreach and recruitment for mental health careers to American Indian communities nationwide, to develop liaisons with tribal communities, university- affiliated programs, and other entities to promote the education of American Indian students.

Natives Americans Resiliency through Education and Leadership Program (NARELP) The purpose of NARELP is to promote the successful transition of incoming freshman and transfer students to the OSU community as well as promoting mentorship, leadership and community for all Native American students in order to build a stronger Native American community on and off campus.

American Indian Alumni Association The purpose of the American Indian Alumni Association is to provide a connection between Oklahoma State University and former American Indian students. As part of the OSU Alumni Association, the group serves to develop strong ties with an engaging mix of programs and activities for its members.

NABS– Native Americans in Biological Sciences Native Americans in Biological Sciences (NABS) Program is designed to increase the number of Native American students entering careers in biological research, and to increase the number of Native American students at OSU to successfully earn a degree in a biomedical related research field.

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DISTRIBUTION OF UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE DEGREES GRANTED TO NATIVE AMERICANS BY COLLEGE OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-2014

Human Sci 13.92%

Ag Sci & Nat Res 13.50%

Engr, Arch, & Tech 10.55%

UNDERGRADUATE Education 9.70%

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Arts & Sci 29.12%

Spears School of Bus 23.21% Graduate College 8.11% Engr, Arch, & Tech 0.00%

Human Sci 0.00%

Ag Sci & Nat Res 8.11% Arts & Sci 13.51%

GRADUATE

Education 32.43%

Spears School of Bus 37.84% Note: Interdisciplinary graduate programs that do not have a speciďŹ c area of specialization are reported in the Graduate College. This page does not include the 90 professional degrees granted by the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.


DISTRIBUTION OF UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE ENROLLMENT OF NATIVE AMERICANS BY COLLEGE OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY FALL 2013

Human Sci 10.18%

Ag Sci & Nat Res 13.47%

LASSO Cntr. 8.18%

Engr, Arch, & Tech 14.03%

UNDERGRADUATE

Education 10.51%

Spears School of Bus 18.85% Ag Sci & Nat Res 6.66%

Human Sci 7.41% Graduate College 17.04%

Engr, Arch, & Tech 5.19%

Arts & Sci 24.78%

Arts & Sci 14.07%

GRADUATE Spears School of Bus 19.26%

Education 30.37% Note: Interdisciplinary graduate programs that do not have a speciďŹ c area of specialization are reported in the Graduate College. This page does not include enrollment in the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

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My diploma says English, M.A. ’70, Oklahoma State. “I would never give up growing up Cheyenne. But we need knowledge and training for today’s world. That’s what OSU, my proving ground, gave me — the skills to succeed in mainstream America.”


For more information please contact:

Coordinator of Native American Affairs Office of Multicultural Affairs Institutional Diversity (405) 744-5481 oma@okstate.edu http://oma.okstate.edu

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DIVISION OF

Institutional Diversity 408 Whitehurst

Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-1060 Phone: 405.744.9154 Fax: 405.744.5576

Email: diversity@okstate.edu http://diversity.okstate.edu

Oklahoma State University, in compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Higher Education Act), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, or status as a veteran, in any of its policies, practices or procedures. This provision includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. The following have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 408 Whitehurst, OSU, Stillwater, OK 74078-1035; Phone 405-744-9154; email: eeo@okstate.edu. This publication, issued by Oklahoma State University as authorized by (originating authority), was printed by (printing vendor) at a cost of $(cost of printing only). (Number printed) / (year and month printed).


Native American Student Resources 2014