Native Student Programs

The University of Redlands seeks to provide a safe, supportive environment for Native students so they may receive individual attention and a high-quality education while enjoying a campus community rich in opportunities.

Meet some of the Native students on campus:

Native Student Programs (NSP) addresses higher education retention and access issues as they affect Native American college students, youth, and their families in Southern California and beyond. NSP also seeks to create and sustain a visible and vibrant Native American culture at the University of Redlands, academically connected to the growing Native American Studies program. Participation in NSP is welcome to all students. Events and services include volunteer opportunities, guest speakers, cultural programming, and more.

Native Student Programs is located on the first floor of the Hunsaker University Center.

Learning at Redlands

No matter what their major, minor, or emphasis, Native students may explore Native American topics through the following courses: 

  • Southern California Indian relationships with the land course 
  • Native American religions & worldviews course 
  • Native American women & gender issues course 
  • Native American environmental issues course 
  • Native American literature course 
  • Native American history course 


San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Excellence in Leadership Scholarship 

The generous support of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has made it possible for the University of Redlands to provide a level of assistance and instruction for Native American/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian students unmatched by other colleges and universities in the Inland Empire.

We invite students who are leaders in their Native communities to apply for both admissions to the University of Redlands and for the Excellence in Leadership Scholarship:

  • Applicants for the scholarship must demonstrate a commitment and connection to a Native community through leadership and advocacy. All scholarship awardees are expected to develop valuable contributions to Native communities after graduation.
  • While scholarship preference will be given to students from Southern California tribal communities, this scholarship is available to undergraduate Native American/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian students attending University of Redlands.

Native students are encouraged to download the application and apply for this scholarship. In order to receive the scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year, the application must be turned into Native Student Programs by February 16, 2018. For more information on this scholarship, contact Native Student Programs at 909-748-8287.

Download the Native Student Programs brochure or view it online

For more information on Native American Studies, please contact Larry Gross.

Sadie Red Wing
Native Student Programs
Sadie_redwing@redlands.edu
(909) 748-8287