The university will develop admissions, recruitment, and student support programming consistent with the principles of the unique sovereign relationship that exists with Native populations in the United States. Through the grant lands provided in the Treaty at the Foot the Rapids, U-M has a unique and foundational connection to local Native tribes, including the Ojibwe, Odawa, Wyandot and Bodewadimi. In pursuit of this goal, the Office of Enrollment Management (OEM) will collaborate with on- and off-campus partners to create recruitment and engagement opportunities and expand financial access to the Michigan Tuition Waiver program for eligible Native students.

Year Four Progress

As in years past, OEM was proactive in sending recruitment materials to all 2019 College Horizons participants. We also participated in the virtual 2020 College Horizons program, providing financial support as well as a faculty member to assist with programming. In addition, we are supporting the Traditional Lacrosse Game—to include virtual activities co-sponsored by U-M, Michigan State University, UD-Mercy, and Albion College–with program funding and a virtual campus tour. In year five and beyond, OEM will continue to work broadly with NASA and other U-M student groups, and will include them in our fall Slice of Life program for prospective students as well as our August Maize and You application workshop.

Responsibility: Office of Enrollment Management