American Indian Student Support Services
Land Acknowledgement: We acknowledge that Arizona State University is built on the ancestral homelands of Indigenous communities who have inhabited this land for centuries, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) peoples. We honor those who have stewarded this land throughout generations.
AISSS provides services to all indigenous students to ensure they will successfully progress towards educational excellence and graduate to become self-reliant individuals who effectively give back to their families and communities. We provide warm, inclusive spaces which students like you have affectionately named “home away from home.” There are AISSS locations on all campuses where students study and relax, and Success Staff are available both on-campus and online to be there for you.
ASU Indigenous Land Acknowledgement
Connect with Student Success Staff
Your university journey can be challenging, and we’re here to help you with every step of the way. Not sure where to start? Just click on “set an appointment” or pick up the phone!
We’re here to help you with whatever you may need, whether it’s connecting you to the resources or processes needed, explain something you’re confused about, act as an advocate, or to just hear what’s going on.
Our 1:1 consultations include
- Academic planning, including DARS reviews
- Financial aid guidance, ask about scholarships
- Career and professional development
- Social conversation and personalized consultation
Each location includes
- Study and relaxation spaces
- Computer workstations
- Meeting spaces
- Print, scan, copy and fax
- Academic success events
- Cultural presentations and workshops
- Student Success staff
Downtown Post Office | POST L1-34 522 N Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
- Fax 602-496-1879
Polytechnic Academic Center | CNTR 140 5988 S. Backus Mall; Academic Center 140, Mesa, AZ 85281
- Fax 480-727-1061
For centuries, Native Americans have used talking circles to solve problems and provide healing. During the pandemic, these practices moved online and outdoors to help those in need.
Over the last three years, 18 ASU Native students have completed 25 internship placements at the Heard Museum, assisting in everything from curation, education and community engagement to fundraising, development and finance. In this story interns — past and present — talk about their experiences and some of the reverberations.
Join Native American Heritage Month events/activities! Check out the article: "Global Engagement Breaking Down Stereotypes." See ASU Students Stand with Standing Rock" at Old Main (photo taken by Lyonel Tso). NAHM events are listed and open to the public.
Awesome article highlighting the benefits of SPIRIT, student involvement, and AISSS's goal that all American Indian/Alaskan Native students graduate; also addresses ASU's Commitment to American Indian Tribes.
Get a glimpse into AIS 440: Cultural Professionalism, where community development projects connect students with research mentors and community leaders.
SPIRIT is a free program scheduled before the start of the fall semester that will equip you and other students from indigenous communities with the skills to thrive at ASU. The American Indian Student Support Services staff looks forward to helping you adjust to campus life, build connections and identify mentors.