At Rice, our group is small, but very active. RNASA provides a link to fellow Native American students, faculty, staff, and alumni—it’s a support system that helps to ease the transition from home to university life. Our group offers a welcoming atmosphere for discussion and camaraderie, as well as a fun social scene. We welcome you to join us in celebrating the culture and history of Native Americans.
RNASA meets regularly during lunch or dinner to discuss new ideas for the club and current events affecting Natives. The biggest event of the year is RNASA's Annual Community Powwow. The powwow, which features both northern and southern drums, is a popular event on campus and each spring attracts several hundred guests. We also hold Native food dinners and make and sell fry bread and Indian tacos to raise funds for our activities. Every year RNASA works to recruit new Native students and also connect with SIRA, the Society of Indigenous Rice Alumni.
Read our mission statement and constitution.
Read about pressing issues currently affecting Native Americans.
Get information about our upcoming community powwow!