Native Space

Native Space
“Find Your Space, Find Your Family”

Learning Outcomes

Students living in the Native Space community will demonstrate growth and learning along three focal points of the living experience:

    • Culture: Residents will demonstrate a deeper awareness of Native American history and culture both through participation in the Native History Course and through participation and service during Native American Heritage Month and NC State’s Annual Pow Wow.
    • Academics: Residents will develop academic and professional skills through attending weekly workshops that will focus on academic success like resume building and developing healthy study habits.
    • Community Engagement: Residents will build strong, mutually supportive relationships with fellow Native students, foster mentoring relationships with staff, faculty and alumni committed to serving Native American students.

Student Expectations

  • 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).

Mentor Expectations

  • 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.

ems-35-LContact Information

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