American Indian Resource Center

Mission Statement
The AIRC is dedicated to supporting the needs of American Indian students and increasing Native visibility on campus by advocating student centered programs, cultural events, and tools for academic success and well being. The center serves as a vital link between American Indian students, the University, and tribal communities to foster growth through mentoring, leadership opportunities and scholarly development.  The AIRC also serves as a supportive space for students to help ease the transition from home to campus life.    
The AIRC's objective is as follows:
  • To increase Native visibility on campus
  • To promote the value of a college education for American Indians
  • To aid in the development of leadership skills among American Indian students
  • To foster Indigenous knowledge and practices in our activities and preserve the culture and heritage of American Indian students
  • To serve as a liaison between Native communities and the University of California, Santa Cruz

Director: Rebecca Hernandez, PhD 
Phone number: (831)459-2881
Location: Bay Tree Building, 3rd floor