Alaska Native, Indigenous & Rural Outreach Program / Cama-i Room

The Alaska Native & Rural Outreach Program (ANROP) focuses on supporting new University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) students making the transition from rural Alaska to Anchorage. Services include pre-arrival outreach, post-arrival one-on-one contact, continuing academic support, and referrals to resources that promote academic success. In addition, the ANROP Coordinator serves as an advocate and provides additional support for Alaskan students that may be in crisis or involved with the UAA student conduct system.

The Cama-i Room is a social gathering place and study center, focusing specifically on the needs of Alaska Native, Native American, and rural students living on the UAA Campus. Cama-i (pronounced Cha-my) is a Yupik and Alutiiq word for “welcome” and “hello.” It encompasses the spirit in which the room was created for all UAA students.

The Cama-i room hosts a variety of representatives from UAA departments and programs to regularly interact with residents in their residential community and provides greater access and interaction between students, campus and local community agencies. Student leaders serve as peer mentors and maintain operation of the room and provide continued outreach to students during late night hours. Cama-i Room programs and activities celebrate Alaska Native, Native American, and Alaskan cultures. The Alaska Native & Rural Outreach Program (ANROP) is based out of the Cama-i Room and is open to all UAA students, residents, and Anchorage community members.

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