Clubs and Organizations
"Student Success is achieved with the help of family, a group of persons of common ancestry. At Rural Student Services, I feel at home."~Karly Gundersen, UAF Graduate, Port Lions, Alaska
Aarigaa is a group for students to come together to learn about God, worship, and spend time with one another.
Aarigaa Fairbanks Director: Tricia Ivanoff (907) 625-1622
Alaska Native Education Student Association (ANESA)
ANESA is a student organization for students interested in becoming elementary or high school teachers. All students are welcome to join whether or not they are majoring or interested in this area.
Staff Advisor: Colleen Angaiak (Rural Student Services)
Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP)
Open to any students interested in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering. They also provide members with internship and scholarship opportunities.
Coordinator Advisor: Brian Rasley (Director) (907) 474-5029
American Indian Sciences & Engineering Society (AISES)
Sue McHenry AISES Scholarship
AISES is a student organization for students majoring or interested in the natural sciences, computer science, engineering, wildlife, mathematics, health fields, as well as students who intend to be math and/or science teachers.
Staff Advisor: Olga Skinner (907)474-7871
Faculty Advisor: Greg Owens (CRCD Faculty)
Alaska Native Social Workers Association (ANSWA)
ANSWA is a student organization for students majoring or interested in social work, sociology, psychology, human service technology.
Staff Advisor: LaVerne Demientieff (Social Work Department)
Staff Advisor: Gabrielle Russell (907) 474-6615
Festival of Native Arts
The Alaska Native Studies Department hosts the annual Festival of Native Arts in March. Volunteers are needed to assist the student-operated organization. Your energy and ideas will contribute to this successful event.
Contact Alaska Native Studies Dept, (907)474-6889 or (907)474-6528
The Iñu-Yupiaq Dance Group is a student dance club that performs many Inupiaq and Yup'ik songs and dances. Everyone is invited to participate.
Contact: Baxter Bond - email@example.com
Native American Business Leaders (NABL)
NABL is a student organization for students majoring or interested in accounting, applied accounting, applied business, business administration, economics, or rural development.
Faculty Advisor: Sam Alexander SOM
This is a group of students that get together to play Native games.
Staff Advisor: Gabrielle Russell (Rural Student Services) 474-6615
Native Student Union of UAF
Group of students with intentions and ideas for a positive change in politics. Everyone is invited to attend the meetings.
Faculty Advisor: Charlene Stern (Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development) 474-5293