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American Indian Student Services

Every year thousands of students make California State University, Long Beach their University of Choice - selecting CSULB for its strong academic reputation, award-winning faculty, successful alumni, personalized student support services, advanced facilities, spirited campus life and more!

We receive many calls regarding admissions, tribal enrollment, scholarships, grants and financial aid. We hope that the following information will answer some questions or raise others which will inspire you to give me a call or to come by my office for more information.

We are committed to supporting American Indian students in attaining their higher education. Not every university offers services specifically to American Indian students so we hope you take this opportunity to take full advantage of everything we offer.

Commitment to Education

California State University, Long Beach has long enjoyed the reputation of having an active American Indian presence on campus and having many American Indian alumni. The university has a tradition of commitment to American Indians dating back to the fall of 1968 when several American Indian students were specifically recruited to Long Beach to begin classes. Today, CSULB actively assists American Indian students in achieving their academic goals and enhancing their personal, intellectual, and social development.

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You're Invited to visit California State University, Long Beach, also known as Cal State Puvungna

American Indian Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (AILOTT) Education Conference
January 28, 2017 from 9am to 4pm

The AILOTT Conference is designed to bring together American Indian students in middle school, high school, community colleges, and re-entry programs to provide them with an awareness of culture, career and educational opportunities. We will have a series of workshops, including sessions pertaining to university admissions and financial aid, culminating with social activities.  In addition to students partaking in this conference, we encourage teachers, aides, counselors, parents, and concerned community members to participate with the students.  We ask that you supervise your student(s).  An Agenda, Registration Form, and Waiver Form is available for download below:

AILOTT Registration Form
AILOTT Waiver Form

Download a Campus Map

If you have any questions please contact Anna Nazarian-Peters by email at, Coordinator of American Indian Student Services. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at AILOTT!

47th Annual CSU Puvungna Pow Wow
March 11 & 12, 2017

CSULB's annual Pow Wow, an American Indian social celebration, is the largest spring event of its kind in Southern California. The two-day event will feature dancing, arts, crafts and more. Visit for more information.

CSU Puvungna Outreach
March 12, 2017

This event is geared for prospective CSULB applicants and their families. Participants will learn about CSULB's high school and transfer admission process, student support programs, take a tour, and receive information on how to pay for college. Registration for the Cal State Puvungna Outreach will become available in February 2017. If you are unable to attend this event please contact Anna Nazarian-Peters, American Indian Student Services coordinator, at for assistance or questions about the admission process to CSULB. You may also visit to view tour options.

Thank you for choosing CSULB. We look forward to meeting you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: contact us