The only program of its kind in the California State University system, INRSEP has become a landmark for excellence. Its success is based upon a Native American specific strategy of recruitment, retention and career placement.

The Program

The Indian Natural Resource, Science and Engineering Program (INRSEP) is a student support program designed for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students pursuing degrees in the natural resource and science disciplines under the College of Natural Resources and Sciences (CNRS) at Humboldt State University (HSU). Academic, personal, and career counseling are key elements in the support program. The staff includes a director, coordinator and office manager, who will provide INRSEP participants with an atmosphere that is Native oriented. In this setting, we hope to offer a culturally specific environment where students can share their knowledge, skills and common experiences.

Our Mission

The Indian Natural Resource, Science and Engineering Program is seeking American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian students who are interested and dedicated to the ideals of serving Indigenous People through the sciences. Through interested participation at INRSEP, the student will be insured a working knowledge of contemporary Indian communities not otherwise taught. By offering professional and cultural opportunities, our intent is for the student to develop the tools and skills necessary to succeed in leadership roles within our families, community and workforce.

Our program philosophy is built on trust, mutual sharing and respect for others.