Extending your BSU connection
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alumniGraduating from BSU is a mighty accomplishment, and it puts you in the company of many successful colleagues in tribal government, business and academia.

The tribal chairs of Red Lake, Mille Lacs and Leech Lake are all BSU alumni.

Your association to Bemidji State University and the AIRC doesn’t end at graduation. We invite all American Indian alumni to remain active in the University culture, and American Indian programs on campus by becoming part of the American Indian Alumni Chapter. It’s a way to maintain connections, and make a difference for future generations of American Indian students.

American Indian Alumni Chapter

Bemidji State University has an active American Indian Alumni Chapter. Roger Aitken (Class of 1973) is the current Chair of the American Indian Alumni Chapter. The Chapter has been created to help the BSU Foundation in fundraising for scholarships for American Indian students. The American Indian Alumni Chapter often collaborates with the American Indian Resource Center faculty & staff and the Council of Indian Students Club in facilitating educational and retention based programming on campus.

History of BSU’s American Indian Alumni Chapter

100 & 250 Fundraising Project

The 100 & 250 Fundraising Project was established in 2009 to encourage BSU American Indian alumni and others to support current American Indian students at BSU.

You can pledge either $100 or $250 per year for the next five years toward American Indian student scholarships, administered through the BSU Foundation. Currently, there are 10 scholarships.

To become part of the American Indian Alumni Chapter or to participate in the 100 & 250 Fundraising project email Molly Aitken-Julin, Alumni Director.