Culturally diverse 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 an outstanding mix of indigeneity, within a broader range of cultural diversity.
You’ll find that our faculty educate themselves on their students’ experiences of learning. They incorporate student backgrounds, cultures, and the historical context of education today into the ways they teach. Our faculty are engaged in a wide range of research projects throughout the sciences and the humanities, but at the core, we are a small institution that prides itself on personalized learning.
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.
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.