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.

Native Student Program Brochure

On behalf of the Native American community and our friends and allies, we invite you to explore the University of Redlands. The generous support of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has made it possible for the University to provide a level of support and instruction for promising young Native American students unmatched by other colleges and universities in the Inland Empire.

Download our program brochure to explore what Redlands can offer you!



We are on Serrano & Cahuilla Land

Native Student Programs honors the original and continued caretakers of the Redlands area, the Yuhaviatam (Serrano) and Cahuilla, through land acknowledgement. We have taken a pledge to #HonorNativeLand in all programming and activities.

Whose Land Are You On?

Latest News

Timara Gordon wears traditional native regalia.
Understanding the genetics of Native American communities

When Timara Gordon ’23 learned about the University of Redlands Health, Medicine, and Society major, she realized she could turn her interest in DNA and gene mapping into a career in genetic counseling.

A student pairs a traditional Native American necklace with their Class of 2021 Commencement sash.
‘Holding the key to a future of potential and promise’

The University celebrates San Manuel Scholars and reaffirms opportunities for Native students.

"I always thought it was really important for more Indigenous people, and, more importantly, Indigenous women, to teach history," says Aya Smith '22. (Photo by Coco McKown '04, '10)
A personal perspective on history

A history major who is also working toward her single-subject teaching credential, Aya Smith ’22 looks forward to teaching students who want to examine parts of history with more honesty than many curriculums have allowed in the past.