Home Away From Home
MSU Billings Native American Achievement Center is dedicated to provide the best support by empowering our Native student population in their individual, social, cultural, and academic development.
It is the mission of the Native American Achievement Center to help recruit and retain American Indian students at Montana State University Billings. The office will serve as an advocate for students pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities at MSU Billings, extension services, and City College by providing academic and student support to students while encouraging their individual, social, cultural and emotional growth.
Montana State University Billings has established two outreach centers to reach and
engageNative American students. The first is the Native American Achievement Center
(NAAC) on the university campus, and the second is an extension of the NAAC, on the
City College campus.
The NAAC is located at 2630 Normal Ave. on the west side of the MSU Billings campus. Thestructure is a two-level house with a full basement. It has a number of offices and work areas for the Director, Program Coordinator, work-study students,students, families, visitors, and community members.There are four computer stations, two of which are new,for student use and a large meeting room for the AllNations Club (ANC), a American Indigenous Business Leaders club.The lower level has a laundry room for student use. The family room is for parents and young children for daytime use. The backyard offers a playground, garden, and sweat lodge area. On the second level, there is a drum room where the NAAC/All Nations Drum and the tribal flags from each Montana Indian reservation are displayed.
NAAC is an integral part of many major cultural activities on campus, including: