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Native Student Organizations


Alpha Pi Omega Sorority

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WSU’s first Native American sorority is in the works!  Contact Joelle Berg to get involved!


American Indian Science & Engineering Society
Join and be eligible for scholarships, internships and other benefits. Contact Ken Lokensgard, for more information.


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Ku-Ah-Mah means cougar in the Nez Perce language and is the Native American Student Organization. Ku-Ah-Mah supports many cultural and social events throughout the school year, including; the Annual Pah-Loots-Pu Celebration Pow Wow, events during Native American Heritage Month, and others events that promote cross-cultural awareness and understanding.

Indigenous Graduate and Professional Student Association
Contact: Ken Lokensgard, Advisor
IGPSA is in the process of obtaining official recognition from the university as a registered student organization. The students look forward to organizing some informative, interdisciplinary programs dealing with culturally-responsive research among Indigenous peoples.

Native American Alliance of WSU

The purpose of NAA is to function as a council, representative of both undergraduate and graduate Native American student leaders and organizations. They represent the interests of Native American students at WSU and promote increased awareness of Native American culture, issues, and history. The NAA Chair also serves as the student representative on the Native American Advisory Board to the President.

Native American Women’s Association (NAWA)

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The Native American Women’s Association addresses the needs and concerns of Native Americans with a special emphasis on issues that affect women. NAWA sponsors social, cultural and educational activities throughout the school year. In partnership with Ku-Ah-Mah, NAWA co-sponsors the Pah-Loots-Pu Annual Celebration, semi-annual Round Dances, and Native American Heritage Month. NAWA also puts on a monthly Women’s Talking Circle at the Native American Cultural House.


Society for Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science
The WSU SACNAS Student Chapter is designed to provide a community, support system, and research/volunteer opportunities for students in STEM disciplines at Washington State University.

Society of Indian Psychologists, Student Chapter
The WSU Chapter of the Society of Indian Psychologists formed in Fall 2013.  The group is intended for graduate students in psychology, however undergraduates who are interested in attaining advanced degrees in psychology are also welcome to join in activities.  The group’s mission is to increase awareness of the unique  mental health needs of Native Americans in order to better serve the community.


Wazzu Singers
The student drum group has existed since 1994 when it was organized by two Native American students. The first drum was made by Randy Friendlander, Colville Confederated Tribes, and Aaron Thomas, Lummi, under the direction and assistance of Randy’s father. Although the drum is formally a WSU student group, WSU faculty and staff may participate as associate members in support of the students. All interested students are encouraged to participate.