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NARRC is a student-initiated organization consisting of university faculty, staff, and undergraduate students who recognize the significance of keeping higher education accessible and attainable for Native Americans. We recognize the complexities of Native American histories and identities and work to convey this to the larger campus community. NARRC concentrates its recruitment efforts on diverse Native communities, encouraging Native Americans of all ages to apply and attend various forms of post-secondary education. We seek to increase Native presence at all levels of higher education, including but not limited to, community colleges, tribal colleges, four-year institutions, and technical schools. We promote community involvement beyond campus borders by hosting collaborative events with organizations such as the Native American Health Center, Intertribal Friendship House, and the American Indian Child Resource Center.
NARRC works to create and to provide a variety of support programs and resources for Native American students at UC Berkeley in order to help them succeed and ultimately graduate. Our organization aims to establish a support system at Cal by providing safe spaces on campus as well as collaborating with other on-campus organizations. NARRC plays a key role in helping students balance individual success at Cal while maintaining pride in their heritage(s). Members of NARRC set an example for younger Native students, demonstrating that they can get here and also be successful in this competitive environment. It is our purpose to keep Native students at Cal and to increase and maintain adequate retention within the University. We must provide students with the necessary resources to achieve and foster a sense of community amongst our members.