American Indian Student Services

aissp_main1American Indian Student Services is a multifaceted office established in 1978 to recruit and retain American Indian students. It is a national model of success and continues to have one of the highest retention and graduation rates of Indian students in the state of Minnesota.

Today more than 100 Indian students have graduated from Augsburg, and each year approximately 50 students are enrolled both full and part time, undergraduate and graduate, representing over 20 tribal nations.

We Offer Assistance With:

  • The admissions process
  • Financial aid procedures and completion of applications
  • Orientation and registration
  • Coursework selection
  • Individual education plans
  • Academic advising and career counseling
  • Community and professional referrals
  • Intervention/crisis counseling/advocacy

Our graduates are valued members of their communities. They maintain their contact with the AISSP and are invaluable in our networking with current students.

About the Director – Jennifer Simon

Jennifer Simon started with Augsburg in September 2007. She is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Lakota (Sioux) Tribe, Mnicoujou Band, in South Dakota and grew up on the reservation. Her passion is to help her people, and because she went through the higher education system for her BA and MA degrees, she knows many of the struggles that Native students face while earning their degrees. Jennifer is here to help and support the American Indian Students at Augsburg.