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

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ANESA Facebook
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

ANSEP Website
Open to any students interested in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering. They also provide members with internship and scholarship opportunities.

Director: Brian Rasley

ANSWA Website
ANSWA is a student organization for students majoring or interested in social work, sociology, psychology, human service technology.

Staff Advisor: Taniesha Moses

AISES Website
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: Carlton Hautala

FNA Website
UAF RSS 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.

Staff Advisor: Taniesha Moses

Iñu-Yupiaq Website
The Iñu-Yupiaq Dance Group is a student dance club that performs many Inupiaq and Yup'ik songs and dances.

Staff AdvisorChelsey Zibell

NABL Website
NABL is a UAF chapter of the American Indigenous Business Leaders (AIBL) organization. NABL supports Native Alaskan and American Indigenous Students interested in business, rural economic development, and other related areas. Typically the club aims to create business plans or ideas that could solve problems in Native or Rural Communities. 

Faculty Advisor: Jillian Bjornstad

This is a group of students that get together to play Native games.

Staff AdvisorCarlton Hautala

NSU Facebook
Group of students with intentions and ideas for a positive change in politics. 

Staff Advisor: Tia Tidwell

A relaxing space to enjoy many different teas and snacks with people who enjoy them. 

Staff AdvisorCarlton Hautala

The Troth Yeddha' Dance Group is a student organization that performs Athabascan songs and dances.

Staff Advisor: Deanna Fitzgerald

For anyone interested in sharing traditional and modern beading skills. A good time to socialize and relax while learning to bead beautiful pieces. 

Staff Advisor: Taniesha Moses

A safe space for anyone who is interested in learning/teaching/practicing the Yup'ik language.

Staff AdvisorCarlton Hautala