Welcome to NASA!

Tradition meets New Knowledge

Welcome to the University of Arizona (UA) Native American Student Affairs (NASA)! Please take some time to get to know about the efforts at the UA for our American Indian and Alaska Native students. Whether you're a current student or would like to become a proud Wildcat, the UA NASA office is here to serve you and help you meet your academic goals. Beyond this, we'll ensure that your UA campus is a safe place for you to explore different facets of being a student and an American Indian leader.

You should know that learning occurs outside the classroom, and it's our mission in NASA to help you ask questions, think critically and establish a foundation of knowledge, principle and wellbeing to make you the best student you can be. We are continuously developing leadership programs to help you harness the knowledge you gain in and out of the classroom to properly implement into your lives and to impact our tribal communities.

As you visit campus, be sure to speak a word of thanks to the Tohono O'odham and Pascua Yaqui peoples upon whose land we are guests here in Tucson. As guests and scholars we will build this community and continue the development of leaders for 'Indian Country'.

NASA Mission:

Native American Student Affairs at the University of Arizona provides culturally sensitive academic counseling and support services to American Indian/Alaskan Native students enabling them to achieve academic excellence. We nurture student success by encouraging all students to proactively explore and shape our diverse campus community.

NASA Strives to:

  • Create a safe environment and build community among enrolled students
  • Provide UA students with personal and leadership development opportunities
  • Advance the on-going development of a culturally competent campus community with an emphasis on social justice education
  • Support UA diversity initiatives

Land Acknowledgment:

The University of Arizona sits on the original homelands of Indigenous Peoples who have stewarded this Land since time immemorial. Aligning with the university's core value of a diverse and inclusive community, it is an institutional responsibility to recognize and acknowledge the People, culture, and history that make up the Wildcat community. At the institutional level, it is important to be proactive in broadening awareness throughout campus to ensure our students feel represented and valued.