Culturally diverse campus

Two Native students walking together on campus

Come to FLC and find a campus community unique in its cultural diversity. With 177 Native American tribes and Alaska Native villages represented in its student body—a student body that is 41% Native American and Alaska Native—ours is a college campus with a unique mix of indigeneity within a broader range of cultural diversity.

Inclusive education

You’ll find our faculty educating themselves on their students’ learning experiences. They incorporate student backgrounds, cultures, and the historical context of education today into their teaching methodology. Our faculty engage in many research projects throughout the sciences and the humanities. Still, at the core, we are a small institution that prides itself on personalized learning.

Native American Tuition Waiver

Qualified Native American students can attend Fort Lewis College tuition free. However, they are still responsible for paying their student fees, room and board expenses, purchasing books, and any other educational expenses they may have.


Native American Center

FLC students marching on Indigenous Peoples Day
FLC students marching on Indigenous Peoples Day

In addition to a number of academic clubs serving Native American and Alaska Native students, the Native American Center (NAC) is a hub for indigenous cultural activity and community on campus. The NAC organizes campus events, conducts outreach with tribal communities, provides academic and transitional support to indigenous students, and more.