About the Native American Retention Initiative

Strategic Native American Retention Initiative

The Strategic Native American Retention Initiative (NARI) is a multifaceted academic success program at UC Davis focused on increasing the retention, persistence and graduation rates of Native American students, in a culturally appropriate way. The goal is building connection and strengthening community, and programming is focused on academic success and resiliency. NARI will:

  • Create a space to explore identity and to create a sense of belonging for our Native American students: Native American Academic Student Success Center is open at the University House on campus.
  • Create cultural legitimacy.
  • Promote academic resiliency for our students.
  • Foster students' transition to higher education and beyond.

For more information, please contact nari@ucdavis.edu or mavillegas@ucdavis.edu.