Programs

Ensuring that our students have the tools to complete their degrees is a priority for the UA. We offer numerous programs to ease the transition from high school to college, to help you stay on top of your classes, and to help you make connections to campus. Ensuring that our students have the tools to complete their degrees is a priority for the UA. We offer numerous programs to ease the transition from high school to college, to help you stay on top of your classes, and to help you make connections to campus.

O'odham Ki:

This phrase translates from the Southwest tribes (Hopi and O'odham) languages as "The People's House." This living and learning community provides a welcoming, comfortable, and supportive environment for Native American students that affirms Native American cultural identity. Students receive academic and personal support in their transition to the University of Arizona (UA). Specialized workshops are designed for O'odham Ki: residents to assist in developing academic and professional skills.

For more information regarding this program please email housing@arizona.edu.

Early Academic Outreach Native American Science & Engineering Program (NASEP)

NASEP starts with a 1-week summer program that introduces current high school students to areas of study and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The program continues throughout the academic year by providing students with academic support, university research experience, and advice on the college application process.

Native American Heritage Month

Celebrate your heritage and share your traditions with the larger UA community through cultural foods, events, music, art and other activities through the month of November. Use this platform to express your individual tribal identity, to represent your tribal community, to demonstrate tribal diversity, and to educate the campus about contemporary Native American stories and issues.

Native SOAR

Native SOAR (Student Outreach, Access and Resiliency) is a dynamic multigenerational mentoring program that equips undergraduate students at the University of Arizona (UA) to mentor local Native American middle and high school students. In the program’s two-tier mentoring model, enrolled undergraduates are also mentored by current UA graduate students and professionals from within the Tucson and University community. Native SOAR also includes a 3 unit service-learning course (HED 397C), offered in both fall and spring semesters.

For more information regarding this program please contact Amanda Cheromiah, Director at acheromi@email.arizona.edu

New Start Summer Program

The New Start Summer Program offers new Wildcats the opportunity to get a head start on their college degree. This program allows students to get to know the University of Arizona (UA) and meet new people. The New Start Summer Program does not stop after summer. Students now have the opportunity to receive additional support throughout their entire fall semester through drop-in hours and planned social and educational events.

For more information regarding this program please contact (520) 621-9565 or newstart@email.arizona.edu.