Native American Center

Student Success Program

The Native American Student Success Program (NASSP) provides comprehensive academic and personal advising to a cohort of 25 freshmen and transfer students with exceptional leadership potential.  NASSP participants develop supportive friendships with other incoming students and engage in 1-on-1 meetings with both a professional advisor and an upperclassman mentor.


How to apply:

If you will begin your journey as a Fort Lewis student in the Fall of 2014 and you’d like to join the Student Success Program, please fill out an application and submit it by email to

You will receive notification of your acceptance to the program on or before September 6, 2014.


Yvonne Bilinski
Student Success Acting Advisor
Native American Center, Student Union 020
970-247-7686 (fax)

Comments from current members of the Student Success Program:

Perks for NASSP Participants

  • Join a small, supportive community of other incoming students who study and socialize together
  • Contact the NASSP Advisor for assistance with any issue you run into on campus, from homework to housing
  • Develop a one-on-one relationship with a junior or senior mentor who shares your major
  • Receive assistance identifying and applying for scholarships 
  • Access the NASSP Facebook group to make plans with your friends and receive academic advice
  • Enjoy group activities that provide social and cultural enrichment