Pillars of the Native American Program

The Native American Program (NAP) provides student support services to Native undergraduate students through one-on-one advising sessions and collaborations with Dartmouth's Faculty and Staff, as well as Native Communities across the world. The NAP aims to assist in students' personal, social, intellectual, and ethical development so they can become life-long learners and responsible leaders in our global society. Additionally, the NAP works closely with student committees to make possible important community events like Dartmouth College's Annual Powwow.

The NAP has a high regard for the unique cultural experiences and perspectives of Native peoples and considers this when working with students, colleagues, and the communities in which we exist.

Personal and Leadership Development

The Native American Program will provide leadership for Dartmouth as it works to fulfill its founding mission to educate Native students. 

  • The NAP supports students through partnerships with programs and people that provide mentoring, guidance, and opportunities related to internships, graduate program preparation, job search readiness, and leadership development. 

Academic Support

The Native American Program is committed to supporting the indigenous students on campus in their academics. The program supports:

  • 1:1 Academic Advising
  • In-house writing tutor
  • Staff/Peer support system that provides a guided bridge to institutional resources.

Well-Being

The Native American Program aims to support the well-being of its students by providing space and programming that checks-in on student success. 

  • Study breaks during finals that help incorporate balance into a busy time period.
  • Space to meet 1:1 with the Director to explore and reflect on challenging feelings/transitions/experiences.
  • Workshops that address needs specific Indigenous students at Dartmouth. 

 

Community Engagement

The Native American Program collaborates with Dartmouth’s faculty and staff, as well as tribal communities, to assist Native students in their personal, social, intellectual and ethical development so they can become life-long learners and responsible leaders in our global society.  We complete our work with high regard for the unique cultural experiences and perspectives of Native peoples.

  • Programming that strengthens Indigenous identities and community ties.
  • Advising of student-organizations in their creation of events and activities which promote relationship building. 

Priorities

  • We support institutional recognition of Native forms of knowledge and work to help students, faculty and staff understand the ways Native forms of knowledge can interact with academia.

  • We assist students in building their scholarly and leadership capacity by affirming and strengthening the forms of leadership Native students provide to Dartmouth, tribal communities and the world.

  • We strive to make Dartmouth a respectful and welcoming environment where all cultural identities are celebrated.