About Us

The office of Native American Cultural Center (NACC) was established in 1979. The four primary advocacy and service areas include recruitment, retention, graduation and community outreach. The office embraces and encourages a supportive environment based on the traditions and cultures of Native American peoples.

We are here to...

  • Assist in your personal, social and academic growth by empowering you with the skill and strategies that will ensure a successful transition from your traditional home culture to university life.
  • Help you make a positive transition to college life while maintaining the best of your native culture by emphasizing harmony and balance in your daily life.
  • Educate the University and Fort Collins communities about Native American history, culture and philosophies, and about the unique needs of Native American students.
  • Recruit Native American students through professional and personal contacts with Native American reservation schools and other communities with large Native American populations.
  • Serve as an advocate on your behalf during your time at Colorado State University.

Meet the NACC Staff (scroll to bottom for link to Native faculty and staff)

 The Native American Cultural Center Staff


Native American Cultural Center
8013 Campus Delivery
LSC 327
Phone: 970-491-1332


Ty A. Smith


Assistant Director
Tiffani Kelly