American Indian Higher Education Consortium

American Indian Higher Education Consortium

AIHEC is the collective spirit and unifying voice of our nation's 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)—a unique community of tribally and federally chartered institutions working to strengthen tribal nations and make a lasting difference in the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Since 1973, AIHEC serves its network of member institutions through public policy, advocacy, research, and program initiatives to ensure strong tribal sovereignty through excellence in American Indian higher education.

Tribal Colleges and Universities

TCUs were created in response to the higher education needs of American Indians and generally serve geographically isolated populations that have no other means accessing education beyond the high school level. TCUs have become increasingly important to educational opportunity for native American students and are unique institutions that combine personal attention with cultural relevance to encourage American Indians—especially those living on reservations—to overcome the barriers they face to higher education.

AIHEC 2015 Student Conference  WEBSITE
Sunday, March 15, 2015 – Wednesday, March 18, 2015
AIHEC 2015 National Basketball Tournament
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 – Sunday March 22, 2015

member meetings

2015 Capitol Hill Visits PHOTO GALLERY

Spring 2015
March 12–14, 2015

Summer 2015
June 23–25, 2015

Winter 2016
February 8–11, 2016

Spring 2016
March 12–13, 2016

2015 Capitol Hill Meeting with TCU presidents, staff, and students in Washington, D.C.

tribal news

AIHEC Student Congress Student Elections
Interested in running? Please download, complete, and submit the 2015 ASC Election Packet located on the TCU Student Resources website.

AIHEC 2018 National Basketball Tournament RFP
AIHEC is requesting proposals from any college, or partnered colleges, to host the 2018 AIHEC National Basketball Tournament. Proposals must be submitted by March 6, 2015, for consideration by the AIHEC Athletic Commission. INFORMATION

college spotlight

College of Menominee Nation

CMN trains high-tech and traditional workforces helping students, community workers, and employers in its service area. MORE

United Tribes Technical College

Indian Country Environmental Hazard Assessment Program: online training program, Feb 22–Apr 17, 2015. MORE

Sitting Bull College

SBC Library has been designated the first digital-only member of the Federal Depository Library Program. The library is opting to meet their community's needs by developing an online Government information collection. MORE

Leech Lake Tribal College
Lee Robinson, Leech Lake Tribal College Math Department Rocket Project
Little Big Horn College photo
Tribal ecoAmbassador student interns collecting water samples on the Little Big Horn River, Little Big Horn College