CIRCLE Program

The American Indian Resource Center’s Centering Indigenous Reciprocity, Culture, Leadership, & Engagement (CIRCLE) Program supports the development of American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate students where students will engage in opportunities grounded in cultural principles, practices, and values.


  • Create meaningful positive change for participants and their communities
  • Improve retention methods that promote the cultural values of Native students
  • Create pathways to graduation/degree attainment
  • Create a foundation that embraces education systems to positively influence the quality of life of Native students, their families, their communities, and all Nations

Program Structure

  • Orientation
  • Monthly check-ins with program manager
  • Service Project
  • Book Club
  • Career Connections Luncheons/Dinners
  • Social activities
  • Resource and skill workshops
  • UNITY Leadership Conference