The mission of the American Indian Resource Center (AIRC) is to provide culturally sensitive academic support, mentoring, counseling, and social activies to University of Utah American Indian students in order to achieve success in an academically competitive environment as they strive to reach their potential. The four primary advocacy and service areas are recruitement, retention, graduation, and community outreach. The AIRC provides a culturally appropriate, supportative environment for American Indian students and assists in the transistion to University life.
Assist new American Indian students in adjusting to the University campus and community
Provide cultural activities
Assist students by collaborating with existing programs
Provide leadership development opportunities by...
History of the AIRC
Established in 1994, the American Indian Resource Center serves as a bridge between school districts, community colleges and other colleges to help bring American Indian students to the University of Utah. American Indian and other students in the Center for Ethnic Student Affairs hold events and activities at the Center.
Since its inception in 1991, and original dedication in May of 1996, the University of Utah American Indian Resource Center (AIRC) has developed steadily as a cultural and educational home for the university's American Indian students and community. With the April 2008 rededication the university renewed and strengthened its commitment to continue to enhance the success of American Indian students, faculty, and staff by securing new resources and broader support for the AIRC.