Indigenous and Native Coalition is an on-campus student-led student-initiated organization that recognizes the significance of keeping higher education accessible and attainable for all Native American and Indigenous students. Our organization aims to provide resources and opportunities to Native students interested in attending Cal, while also supporting current students through social, cultural, and academic-based retention programs and events. We lead and coordinate off-campus recruitment trips, on and off-campus community-building events, professional development opportunities, academic workshops and study spaces, overnight host programs for prospective students, and many other events to better fit the needs of our community.
Since INC’s foundation is rooted in addressing the low amount of Native representation on campus, most of INC’s programming continues to focus on increasing the Native presence on campus and fostering a unique peer-to-peer system of support through our many events and programs. We also 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.