Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Native American/Indigenous

Meet our Intercultural Specialist and liaison to Native American and Indigenous students, Melissa Beard Jacob. 

The Student Life Multicultural Center (MCC) raises awareness to the larger communities that Indigenous peoples are still here and making strides on all levels of American society. The MCC continues to partner and build relationships with the American Indian Studies program and the Native American/Indigenous Student Initiatives (NAISI), so that we may celebrate and educate students, staff, faculty and allies about the diversity of Native American and Indigenous peoples before, during and after contact. 

Click below for American Indian/Indigenous resources provided by the Student Life Multicultural Center:

Native American/Indigenous Graduation

Native American/Indigenous Student Initiatives and the Native American and Indigenous Peoples Cohort

Cultural and Intercultural Celebrations

Native American Heritage Month

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For further information please contact Melissa Beard Jacob,


Land Acknowledgement

I would like to acknowledge that the land we are meeting on today has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, specifically the Shawnee, Miami, Wyandot and Delaware Nations. I honor and respect the diverse Indigenous peoples connected to this territory on which we gather.

Additional Resources on Land Acknowledgements: 

What Are Land Acknowledgements and Why Do They Matter?

#HonorTheLand Guide

Native Land Map Locator

Know The Land Territories Campaign

Guide to Indigenous Land and Territorial Acknowledgements for Cultural Institutions