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The Office of American Indian Programs & Services is committed to guiding and supporting all Native and Indigenous identified student organizations across campus. Student cultural organizations are essential in retaining the connection to a sense of community that will additionally sustain them in their academic achievements and beyond graduation. The Coordinator of American Indian Programs & Services also serves as the advisor for the American Indian Student Association. Additionally, the advisor is available to provide further support and guidance to any other Native and Indigenous based registered student organization on campus, should they need increased help or assistance throughout the year. American Indian Programs & Services supports the efforts of the many fraternities and sororities at the University of Oklahoma. For more information, please visit, Fraternity and Sorority Programs and Services. All organizations are continually welcome to contact Antonia Belindo at antonia.belindo@ou.edu or (405) 325-1468, with any questions they may have or to request a meeting time. 

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AMERICAN INDIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION

The American Indian Student Association serves as the central student organization for Native and Indigenous students on The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus. AISA increases the representation of Native and Indigenous peoples on campus through general meetings, events and activities for students. Continual collaborations with fellow Native and Indigenous organizations across campus allows for successful social and communal experiences to reinforce the strength of students in the duration of their academic advancements at The University of Oklahoma.

 

AMERICAN INDIAN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING SOCIETY

The American Indian Science & Engineering Society was founded in 1977 at The University of Oklahoma by a group of American Indian scientists, engineers, and educators. In view of low college enrollment and graduation rates among the high dropout rates of American Indians compared with all other ethnic groups within the United States, and the severe under-representation of American Indians in the science and engineering fields, these Native American professionals resolved to create an organization that would identify and remove the barriers to academic success for Native American students. The mission of the American Indian Science & Engineering Society is to increase the representation of culturally responsible Indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering, and math studies who positively impact their communities.

 

GAMMA DELTA PI

American Indian Programs & Services supports the efforts of the many fraternities and sororities at The University of Oklahoma. The sisters of Gamma Delta Pi are the first Native American sorority to be founded at The University of Oklahoma. Since the instituting of this organization of Native women on campus, Gamma Delta Pi seeks to serve the Native and Indigenous community on and off campus through volunteerism, advocacy and cultural engagement the students at The University of Oklahoma has to offer.

 

SIGMA NU ALPHA GAMMA

American Indian Programs & Services supports the efforts of the many fraternities and sororities at The University of Oklahoma. Sigma Nu Alpha Gamma Inc. is a Native American based fraternity that was founded at the University of Oklahoma on October 22, 2004. The purpose of Sigma Nu Alpha Gamma Inc. is to develop and increase the academic retention, cultural awareness, leadership skills, and personal integrity of Native American men by providing a fraternal Brotherhood for support and encouragement. The Brothers of Sigma Nu Alpha Gamma Inc. live by the founding beliefs of our Four Pillars. These pillars are the values that our founders passed down from line to line in order to ensure the wellbeing of Native American men. These Four Pillars are: Academic Excellence, Spiritual Well-Being, Cultural Awareness, & Physical Fitness.

 

INDIGENOUS GRADUATE STUDENT ALLIANCE

The Indigenous Graduate Student Alliance at The University of Oklahoma unites to serve our fellow students in their educational experience and interests by fostering a comfortable community and support system. IGSA aims to enhance the mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, and educational well-being of students and members to help build a strong community of scholars working towards honest and good work in Indigenous issues.

 

AMERICAN INDIAN STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

A weekly “home-cooked” meal is provided every Monday evening during the operative semester to any student. The purpose of the American Indian Student Fellowship at The University of Oklahoma is to foster growth, deepen spirituality, and understand cultural sensitivity in order to strengthen connections between Indigenous students. The American Indian Student Fellowship provides a space for further conversations between students, faculty, staff and other organizations at The University of Oklahoma to support their academic experiences.