Native American Initiatives

Native American Center for Student Success (NACSS)-Serving as the hub of student services for Native American students, the center provides academic advising and an assorted array of services to our Native American students.  The NACSS also houses staff from the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nation Education and Vocational Rehabilitation departments.

College Success for Native American Students-A two credit course designed specifically to assist Native American college freshmen in their transition into higher education. The course integrates Native culture and traditions into a curriculum designed to empower students and connect them to the University experience.

Native American Council- The Native American Council is a student organization at SE.  Weekly meetings are held to address campus and Native issues, plan campus participation, and provide social interaction for all Native students. An executive student committee is elected annually to lead the council for the fall and spring semesters and serve as a liaison to University administration.

Native American Graduation Reception- This annual event is sponsored each May by the NACSS. The reception is held in honor of all Native students who completed their Bachelors or Masters degree during the academic year.

Miss Indian Southeastern-An annual event hosted by the Native American Council and supported by the Office for Student Life.  The purpose for the pageant is to provide an opportunity for SE to recognize the strengths and contributions of Native American women on campus.