American Indian Cultural House
One of only a few programs of its kind in the nation
Established in 2003, this community for first-year students with American Indian heritage or who are interested in learning more about American Indian culture. We aim to provide a supportive community where the academic experiences of students are nurtured and enriched, as well as help in making friends and finding their niche on campus. Participants will have the opportunity to live, study, and participate in curricular activities together.
The American Indian Cultural House provides opportunities for students to explore their own identity as well as opportunities for students who want to reach beyond their own cultural background and learn about the experiences of others.
Our residents have the opportunity to gain leadership experience and help organize the AICH Film Series, participate in U of M American Indian student organizations, and get involved in special events such as the Annual Fall Round Dance, Spring Powwow, traditional storytelling, guest speakers, and monthly Frybread Fridays.
This community is open to first-year residents.
- Individualized academic coaching and holistic support from MCAE staff
- Academic grade checks at the midpoint and end of each semester
- Wellbeing programming including MCAE group fitness classes and stress management
- Ongoing social and community-based events and regular study nights with MCAE peer tutors
- MCAE LLC Alumni Engagement
- Intentional connections with various on-campus resources
For more information on opportunities and programs for current or future American Indian Cultural House residents, contact the Living Learning Community sponsor:
American Indian Outreach & Engagement Student Specialist | Circle of Indigenous Nations