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cultural resource centers

Paying it forward to benefit Indigenous students

Luhui Whitebear has been closely connected to Oregon State University’s Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws in different ways during her academic career. While pursuing an anthropology bachelor’s degree online with Oregon State Ecampus, she would drop in whenever she came to campus to pick up books. Now, as assistant director of the Ina Haws, she is paying forward the guidance, nurturing and sense of belonging she received as a student.

Creating a culture of inclusion

During summer at OSU, the demand for student support doesn’t take a break. Neither do those addressing it. Student and professional staff members at OSU’s cultural resource centers work year-round to provide inclusive spaces where people can form connections and find holistic support.