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Native Scholars & Transition Program

In an effort to support the needs of our American Indian community of students, the American Indian Student Success Collective has been established to promote the rich traditions of the culture, the faculty/staff and students, as well as build on successful existing approaches to advance student success.

The program includes supporting in guiding students thru the admission process, transitional student support through summer programming, learning community offerings for Native students at both the upper division and lower division levels.

The Native scholar experience is enriched by cultural programming, college motivation days, college and community resource fairs, program celebrations, and social and student support gatherings.

Contact Us

Jose Mejia
Lassen Hall 2205
Phone: (916) 278-6183

Native Transfer Scholars Program (NTSP)

In an effort to increase the Native American student population at our campus, Sacramento State has collaborated with the Los Rios Community College, Sierra and Yuba College Native America Resource Centers. The mission of the program is to develop an early relationship with the Native America transfer and help them prepare to transfer. Native American students interested in the NTSP attend a one-day outreach event at Sacramento State to learn more about the CSU Admissions requirements, Financial Aid options, campus services and tour the campus. Scholars who attend the event also have an opportunity to meet with their major advisors and faculty.

Native Scholars Transition Program (NSTP)

The missions of the Native Transition Scholars Program is to increase the enrollment and retention of Native American student for both incoming First-Time Freshmen and Transfer Students at Sacramento State. Once Native American students have applied to the Sac State, the missions of the NSTP is to communicate with applicants and help them understand critical department deadlines and assist with their transition. Scholars attend a one-day spring pre-orientation day event at Sac State to help better understand their Financial Aid award letter/package, learn about Admissions critical deadlines, assist register for their New Student Orientation and learn about campus resources and services available to them.