MISSION & GOALS STATEMENT
The Native American Student Union (NASU) at the University of Oregon assists American Indian, Alaskan Natives, and Indigenous Peoples in maintaining cultural values while pursuing their educational goals. NASU emphasizes the support of, the safety of, and the educational success of the Native American community. NASU is also actively involved in recruitment and retention of both High School and College Native American students. The NASU organization seeks to treat all people fairly and equally within the organization as well as within the community. Diversity is respected within the Native community as well as outside of it. NASU maintains an alcohol and drug free ethic.
WHO WE ARE/WHAT WE DO
The Native American Student Union is a multiethnic group comprised of Native Students from different nations as well as allies. The Native American Student Union works with tribes as well as schools/organizations in urban centers to maintain cultural awareness. Our organization holds many events throughout the school year, and these events promote the cultural development of our campus, as well as recruit future students. We promote health awareness, a space to develop identity and safe space.
The Native American Student Union is one of the oldest groups on campus, as well as one of the smallest communities. We struggle to recruit and retain Native students to campus via programming. It is very important that Indigenous communities as well as the majority population understand issues that indigenous people of this land are facing.