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4 Facts About the Native American Student Association

Posted: October 24, 2019 | Author: Savannah Byers | Read Time: 1 minutes

Native American Student Association Thinking of joining a new campus club at Southern Utah University? The Native American Student Association, also known as NASA, may be the perfect club for you! Here are four fun facts about this campus group. 

1. Multiple tribe representation

NASA welcomes and supports all native tribes. A variety of tribes are represented within the club, though tribe affiliation is not required for membership. During various events hosted throughout the year, NASA works to represent different aspects of each tribe including everything from foods and games to traditions. 

2. Partnership with PITU

NASA and the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (PITU) often partner together for events and community outreach. In 2019, the 40th annual Pow-Wow celebration was hosted at the PITU building. Annually, NASA volunteers at the PITU’s Annual Veterans Dinner. These two organizations work together to unite the Cedar City Native American community. 

3. Weekly meetings 

NASA hosts meetings every week to plan upcoming events and check-in with club members. With each meeting, there is always time for attendees to share what’s on their mind in a safe, welcoming space. NASA values each individual and creates an atmosphere that reflects that.

4. Everyone is invited

NASA provides an eager learning community that prioritizes academics and student involvement. NASA welcomes all SUU students to join the club! Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion

“Even though we sometimes close our door during meetings, know that you are always welcome to join,” said Morgan Whiskers, 2019-2020 NASA club president

All eight of the SUU diversity clubs at the CDI promote service, culture, and higher education within an exciting, accepting space. The CDI exists to validate the multiple identities present on campus, and provide emotional, social, and financial support to students from historically underrepresented communities. 

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