Office of Student Life

Multicultural Center

Native American/Indigenous

The Student Life Multicultural Center’s Native American/Indigenous Initiatives foster a supportive campus environment, affirming of the traditions and cultures of Native peoples. We offer space for students to explore their own histories and identities, as well as raise awareness across the broader campus community that Indigenous peoples are still here and making strides on all levels of American society.

The MCC partners with students, the American Indian Studies program and the local Native American/Indigenous community to celebrate and educate students, staff, faculty and allies about the diversity of Native American and Indigenous peoples before, during and after contact.

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For additional information about programs services, please contact Melissa Beard Jacob.


Signature Events

- Native and Indigenous Community Welcome

- Orange Shirt Day

- Indigenous Peoples Day

- Native American Heritage Month

- Alternative Thanksgiving

- Native and Indigenous Graduation Celebration

How to Get Connected

- NativeOSU Cohort

Workshops and Trainings 

- We're Still Here: Getting to Know Modern Native and Indigenous Peoples

- Understanding Colonialism

- History and Holidays: Learning Fact from Fiction About Columbus Day and Thanksgiving


Recorded Presentations:

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