Native Groups and Offices at Cal

Natives @ Cal

There are many ways to plug-in to the Native community at Cal. From student groups, to academic support or research, our community is rich with engagement opportunities.

Offices and Programs

American Indian Graduate Program (AIGP)

As part of UC Berkeley's mission to foster academic excellence through diversity, the American Indian Grauate Program seeks-through outreach, individual recruitment, and student services- to counteract the barriers that prevent the full participation of American Indian and Alaska Native students in graduate education.


Cal Nerds

We are NERDS on a mission to promote higher education and career preparation.  We are made up of talented undergraduate and graduate students in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).


Joseph Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues

The Center's mission is to provide the people of Indian country with pragmatic research products that can be employed to improve the quality of life for Native Americans throughout the US.


Native American Theme Program

A living learning community for students interested in connecting with the Native community at Cal. Students live together on a floor in Slottman Hall, participating in group activities, engaging with community while also taking an academic seminar that explores Native histories, contemporary issues and intersections with personal identities.


Student Organizations

American Indian Graduate Student Association

Is dedicated to bringing Native graduate students together from across campus. Through academic, social, and outreach events, AIGSA works towards strengthening the Native American/Indigenous student community on-campus and beyond. Contact us for meeting information, and to find out how to get involved!


American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math studies and careers. 


Indigenous Native Coalition (INC-RRC)

INC is a student organization that recognizes the significance of keeping higher education accessible and attainable for Native Americans. We seek to both recruit and retain Native students to Cal, while encouraing higher education to all Native students.


Native American Law Students Association

NALSA is a community of law students that seeks to promote the success of Native students, create awareness around Native issues, and foster a positive culture of unity, cooperation, and respect. Serving as an academic, political, and social resource for Native law students and their allies, NALSA is committed to forming lasting relationships with Native alumni, Native members of the legal community, and the Native community as a whole. From social trips to educational lectures, conferences to mentorships, NALSA actively provides its members with opportunities for academic and legal prosperity, a deeper sense of engagement with Federal Indian Law, and a supportive community of peers. NALSA at Berkeley Law is an active chapter of National NALSA.