Native Life at UC San Diego

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Discover the many opportunities and resources that emphasize and support the experiences of the Native American community at UC San Diego.

ITRC.UCSD.EDU The ITRC is dedicated to creating a welcoming space on campus and a supportive community for Native American students, faculty, and staff by offering academic support, cultural awareness programs, and social activities.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE ADMISSIONS.UCSD.EDU/WHY/MAJORS Choose from more than 140 majors and enhance your degree by selecting one of hundreds of minors. Taught by world renowned faculty, our course offerings span the arts, sciences, humanities, and engineering.


TRIBES OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Barona Band of Mission Indians Campo Kumeyaay Nation Chemehuevi Indian Tribe Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Inaja-Cosmit Band of Indians Jamul Indian Village, a Kumeyaay Nation La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians La Posta Band of Mission Indians Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla & Cupeño Indians Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians Pala Band of Mission Indians Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians San Pasqual Band of Digueño Mission Indians of California Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation Viejas Band of the Kumeyaay Indians

• Ethnic Studies • Human Developmental Sciences with a Specialization in Equity and Diversity


• Native American and Indigenous Studies • Law and Society

HANDS-ON RESEARCH UGRESEARCH.UCSD.EDU/RESEARCH-PROGRAMS At UC San Diego, you can get hands-on research experience as early as your first year on campus. Programs including our Faculty Mentor Program, Summer Research Program, and Undergraduate Research Scholarships all offer resources to help you find opportunities and essential funding.

UC SAN DIEGO POWWOW ITRC.UCSD.EDU/POWWOW The annual UC San Diego Powwow celebrates Native American heritage, helps educate our campus community about Native cultures, and continues to build the tradition of welcoming Native American peoples and their cultures to UC San Diego.



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There are more than 500+ student organizations, including the Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance. You can also join one of 20 fraternities, 22 sororities, and 15 Sorority and Fraternity Life organizations at UC San Diego, attend fun annual events like Sun God Music Festival, and more.

I’ve been part of the Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance (NAISA) since my first year. I love being a part of this organization and growing with my fellow Native American students!

LIVING ON CAMPUS ADMISSIONS.UCSD.EDU/HOUSING-LLC Undergraduates who live on campus can reside within one of our comfortable residence halls and apartments, but UC San Diego also offers several options for those interested in cultural or lifestyle housing. Students can apply to live in one of the following living-learning communities. Other living-learning communities on campus include: • African Black Diaspora • Gender Inclusive

• LGBTQIA+ • Multi-Cultural

LOCAL RESOURCES • San Diego American Indian Health Center • Southern California American Indian Resource Center (SCAIR) • Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association (SCTCA) • Southern Indian Health Council • Tribal TANF • Indian Health Council


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• Raza • Transfer

SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT UCSD.EDU/STUDENT-LIFE/STUDENT-SUPPORT.HTML At UC San Diego, we strive to ensure students have support that fits their own unique needs. From physical and mental well-being to resources for firstgeneration or transfer students, we’re here to help you every step of the way. • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) • Health Promotion Services

• Student Health Services • The Zone • Triton Transfer Hub

NATIVE AMERICAN OPPORTUNITY PLAN ADMISSION.UNIVERSITYOFCALIFORNIA.EDU/TUITION-FINANCIALAID/TYPES-OF-AID/NATIVE-AMERICAN-OPPORTUNITY-PLAN.HTML The UC Native American Opportunity Plan provides full funding of systemwide tuition and fee costs to California residents who are part of a federally recognized Native American, American Indian, and/or Alaska Native tribe. Separately, Native American students who are not active members of a federally recognized tribe are eligible for the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Scholarship Fund.