The American Indian Recruitment and Retention (AIRR) program is dedicated to providing American Indian, Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Indigenous students inspiration, motivation, and information that will support their academic success through cultural relevant efforts. For UC Davis current students, we strive to create a space where students can access resources and support services that will enable them to thrive academically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually without compromising their identity as Native and/or Indigenous people. Our efforts aim to create and foster an empowering and welcoming environment for our current, incoming and future students by celebrating our beautiful and unique traditions and cultures.
Recruitment Efforts: Rancheria and Reservation Outreach Trips, Community Centers Outreach, Tutoring, and Annual Native Youth Conference.
Retention Efforts: Native Welcome Orientation, Day of Indigenous Resistance, Native Leadership Retreat, Native Film Festival, Workshops and more!
If you are interested in getting involved or learning more about AIRR, please contact the Student Director (William Sampson).
American Indian Community Resources
AIRR is also proud to be closely knit with the larger Native community at UC Davis. Please feel free to check out the following resources:
- Native American Resource Guide - A guide to the Native American Undergraduate Experience
- American Indian community resources
- American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
- Native American Student Union (NASU)
- Society for the Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS)