“Find Your Space, Find Your Family”
To provide a built-in community and network of support for incoming Native American first-year students that will foster their holistic success and affirm their cultural identities
Objectives and Goals:
Students living in Native Space will demonstrate growth and learning along the three focal points of the living experience: culture, academics, and community engagement
- Students will be able to name all of the eight tribes of North Carolina, as well as their locales and one notable person from each tribe
- Students will be able to recognize the importance of their own culture or tribal affiliation in relation to their collegiate success
- Students will maintain a GPA of a 2.7 after their first year through Native Space meetings, community sponsored study halls and workshops
- Students will return for a subsequent year at NC State University
- Students will develop a co-curricular leadership plan geared to get them involved in campus organizations and departments by the end of the academic year.
- Students will participate in “Tribal Tuesday” meetings twice monthly, which will focus on study skills, academic preparedness, and cultural awareness.
- Students are expected to abide by all University Housing standards and commit to living a well and balanced life.
- Students are expected to volunteer at events during Native American Heritage Month in November and at the annual NC State Pow Wow.
- Students are strongly encouraged to sign up for the Native American History course in the Fall with Dr. Judy Kertesz (Lumbee).
- Mentors will live in Wood Residence Hall.
- Mentors should be in good academic and judicial standards with the university.
- Mentors should have at least a 2.7 GPA at the end of the spring semester.
- Mentors are expected to work no less than 5 hours per week planning weekly meetings and coordinating community events.
- Mentors should have a passion for improving the first year Native American college experience and connecting students to university resources.
- Mentors must have organizational, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
- Mentors are expected to give bimonthly updates about each student in the program.
- Mentors are expected to lead one workshop per month with residents about culture or academics.
- Brittany Hunt
Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Affairs
- Susan Lawhead
Wood Hall Community Directory, University Housing
- Curtis “CJ” Jackson, Jr.
Assistant Director Southeast Campus, University Housing