FNGC is an organization for American Indian graduate and professional students and for graduate and professional students whose areas of focus are relevant to American Indian communities. The organization seeks to enhance the educational climate for these students and to support the successful completion of their degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Please contact one of our leaders to be added to our listserv and receive notice of our meetings.
Some of our important activities include get-togethers for members, special events that coincide with American Indian Heritage Month (November), involvement in and support of the development of American Indian studies in many University disciplines, and a listserv through which FNGC members can learn more about local and national issues affecting American Indian.
Though FNGC is primarily made up of American Indian students, the organization is open for full membership and participation without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender.
1. increasing the support for American Indian recruitment and retention
2. increasing the visibility of Native culture on campus by helping to build the American Indian Studies program, increasing Native faculty and staff at UNC, and hosting cultural events