Clubs and Organizations

"Student Success is achieved with the help of family, a group of persons of common ancestry. At Rural Student Services, I feel at home."~Karly Gundersen, UAF Graduate, Port Lions, Alaska 


Aarigaa is a group for students to come together to learn about God, worship, and spend time with one another.
Aarigaa Fairbanks Director: Tricia Ivanoff (907) 625-1622

Alaska Native Education Student Association (ANESA)
ANESA is a student organization for students interested in becoming elementary or high school teachers. All students are welcome to join whether or not they are majoring or interested in this area.
Staff Advisor: Colleen Angaiak (907) 474-6623

Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP)
Open to any students interested in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering. They also provide members with internship and scholarship opportunities.
Director: Brian Rasley (907) 474-5029

Alaska Native Social Workers Association (ANSWA)
ANSWA is a student organization for students majoring or interested in social work, sociology, psychology, human service technology.
Staff Advisor: LaVerne Demientieff - (907) 474-6267
Staff Advisor: Gabrielle Russell (907) 474-6615

American Indian Sciences & Engineering Society (AISES)
Sue McHenry AISES Scholarship
AISES is a student organization for students majoring or interested in the natural sciences, computer science, engineering, wildlife, mathematics, health fields, as well as students who intend to be math and/or science teachers.
Staff Advisor: Olga Skinner (907) 474-7871

Festival of Native Arts
FNA Website
The Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development hosts the annual Festival of Native Arts in March. Volunteers are needed to assist the student-operated organization. Your energy and ideas will contribute to this successful event.
Contact: Alaska Native Studies Dept (907) 474-6889 or (907) 474-6528

The Iñu-Yupiaq Dance Group is a student dance club that performs many Inupiaq and Yup'ik songs and dances. Everyone is invited to participate.
Contact: Roberta Walker -

Native American Business Leaders (NABL)
NABL is a student organization for students majoring or interested in accounting, applied accounting, applied business, business administration, economics, or rural development.
Faculty Advisor: Sam Alexander - (907) 474-5571

Native Games
This is a group of students that get together to play Native games.
Staff Advisor: Gabrielle Russell (907) 474-6615

Native Student Union of UAF
Group of students with intentions and ideas for a positive change in politics.  Everyone is invited to attend the meetings.
Faculty Advisor: Charlene Stern (907) 474-5293

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