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American Indian Cultural House

Live in a welcoming and exciting environment along with other American Indian students.

The American Indian Cultural House (AICH) is a Living Learning Community for first-year students with American Indian heritage, or who are interested in learning more about American Indian culture. Established in 2003, this LLC  is one of only a few programs of its kind in the nation.

The American Indian Cultural House is open to all incoming first-year students. Participants may include students across all colleges who are interested in past and contemporary American Indian issues and intercultural learning. The goal of the American Indian Cultural House Living Learning Community is to provide a supportive community where the academic experiences of students will be nurtured and enriched as well as help in making friends, and finding their niche on campus. Participants will have the opportunity to live and study together and participate in curricular activities together. The cultural house provides opportunities for students to explore their own identity as well as provide opportunities to those students who want to reach beyond their own cultural background and learn about the experiences of others.

As part of the Cultural House, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Live together on the fifth floor of Comstock Hall, a U of M residence hall right in the heart of campus.
  • Gain leadership experience and help organize the annual AICH Film Series, which features films that highlight University Libraries American Indian film collections.
  • Build a community together and excel academically together, through study nights and community engagement
  • Participate in U of M American Indian student organizations on campus and get involved with the special events such as the annual Fall Round Dance. Spring Powwow, traditional storytelling, inviting special speakers to campus, and enjoy the monthly Frybread Fridays

On top of all these benefits, you’ll have direct access to student support services through the Circle of Indigenous Nations and Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence. Together, we’ll find our own paths to success…

If you would like to participate in the American Indian Cultural House for the 2020-2021 class, please complete the participation form: z.umn.edu/aichregistration. 

Visit our site: diversity.umn.edu/multicultural/AICH

This community is open to first-year residents.