Welcome to Native Student Services

Our mission is to provide quality support services to Native and rural students which promotes their scholastic achievement, student retention, and personal success.  We foster academic excellence, career development, leadership skills, personal growth, college-transitioning, a sense of belonging, and the attainment of one's scholastic and life goals.

Our Center provides a safe, affirming space on campus. It is a gathering place where students can find support, access resources, connect with community representatives, study with classmates, meet new friends, and interact with people who share similar experiences as indigenous peoples. We target the unique needs of Native students by:

Please stop by and see us!

  • Educational Outreach
  • Schools and Community Visits
  • Postsecondary Educational/Vocational Guidance 
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Information 
  • Internship Information 
  • Student-Use Computer Lab
  • Tutorial and Study Group Space 
  • Workshops and Guest Speakers
  • Cultural Activities and Events 
  • Leadership and Mentoring Opportunities 
  • Sponsorship of Native Student Clubs 
  • Celebrations of Student Success and Achievement 
  • Residence Hall Outreach 
  • Student Advocacy 
  • On-line Student Listserv 
  • Inter-departmental Events
  • Community Partnerships


  • Willy Templeton, Director
  • Patience Merculief, Student Success Coordinator
  • Amber Sims, Interim Transition Advisor
  • Cheryl Turner, Office Manager


We are located at the University of Alaska, Anchorage Rasmuson Hall, Room 108
3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Phone: (907) 786-4000 Fax: (907) 786-4009 Toll free: 1-866-786-4804

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Listserv: http://lists.uaa.alaska.edu/mailman/listinfo/native_students

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