Native American Student Support & Success Program (NASSSP)


The Native American Student Support & Success Program (NASSSP) is focused on serving Native American students at Santa Rosa Junior College. NASSSP supports students in their academic, social, leadership and cultural development. NASSSP creates a home away from home environment for students and provides a community that will support them from their first year of college to their graduation.

At NASSSP, you can connect with Santa Rosa Junior College resources that enhances your academic success, learn about culturally relevant activities, and create a support network with other students who self-identify as Native American or American Indian.



Santa Rosa Junior College will empower self-identified Native American students with their intellectual, leadership development, tribal sovereignty, and economic vitality to their tribal communities.




Native American Center (NAC) Office

Intercultural Center

Pioneer Hall




  • Mentoring
  • Student Support
    • Educational Advisor 
    • General Questions
    • Preparing you for the semester
    • Cultural Workshops
    • Transfer Pathways
    • Financial Support
    • Basic Needs resources
    • Student Workers
    • Safe Zone for Native Americans
  • Resources Referrals
  • Workshops
  • Career Development
  • Tribal Community Outreach



  • K-12 pathways to and through Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Vocational Certificates
  • Next step for students transfers to the UC and the CSU systems



  • Individualized professional academic coaching – assistance with building connections and navigating campus life
  • Mentioning from upper-class Native students
  • Opportunities to enhance study skills
  • Connections to campus resources including Peer Assisted Learning and tutoring
  • Campus Tours for Pathways



  • Native American Clubs
    • Inter-Tribal Student Union (ITSU)
    • American Indian Science & Engineering Club (AISES)
  • Tribal Organization Mentors
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Campus Voice for Native Americans
  • Tribal Partnerships
  • Tribal Elders Relationship
    • Elder in Residence



  • Students on Site (leadership)
  • Opportunities to participate in cultural activities and events such as beading, ribbon skirt, ribbon shirt making and moccasin making workshops, and cultural food exchanges
  • Participate in NASSSP Orientation a one-day program that prepares incoming Native American students to start the school year successfully and develop a network of support with their Native peers and support staff
  • Community culture and language workshops
  • Community support programs



  • Local tribes and organizations
    • Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians
    • Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
    • Hopland Band of Pomo Indians
    • Kashia Band of Pomo Indians
    • Mishewal Onasta Tis Band of Wappo People
    • Sherwood Valley Rancheria
    • California Museum and Cultural Center
    • Native American Independent Living Demonstration Project (NAILDP)
    • Northern Circle Indian Housing Authority
    • Lake County Health Coalition
    • Redbud Resource Group
    • Santa Rosa City Schools Office of Indian Education
    • Sonoma County Indian Health Project
    • Ya-Ka-Ama



Native American Center Coordinator

Hiring in Process


Dr. Brenda Flyswithhawks, Ph.D.

NAC Founder and Faculty Advisor