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American Indian Resource Center :: Anishinaabe-gikendaasowigamig

Services for American Indian Students

Wiidookawindwaa Anishinaabe-gikinoo'amaaganag

The center is a place where Indian students can gather for learning, support and cultural interaction. We offer help with class scheduling, academic and personal counseling together with the Bemidji State University campus community. The Center's goal is to assist in any way we can to help you stay in school and ultimately graduate.

The following services are available to American Indian Services:

Counseling

Walk-in Counseling

We provide walk-in counseling services, assisting students with whatever problems, issues, or concerns you may have as you attend BSU.

Intrusive Counseling

We also offer intrusive counseling services, deliberately meeting with students that are having problems, issues, or other concerns..


Academic Advising

Our staff is well versed on graduation requirements, scheduling, and long-term career outlooks. We offer help to new entering students, as well as continuing students in class scheduling and career planning.


Financial Aid Assistance

We work closely with the BSU Financial Aid Office as well as tribal scholarship programs in securing as much financial aid as students are qualified for. The AIRC has a list of scholarships that you may be eligible for.


Indian Short-Term Loan Program

In conjunction with the Business Office, we administer a short-term loan program for American Indian students within the following parameters:

  • Maximum amount of loans are $350.
  • Loans must be paid back by the end of the semester.
  • These loans are a bridge between the beginning of the semester until a student's financial aid arrives on campus.

AIRC Computer Lab

The AIRC provides four computers with internet connections available for student use at no charge.