To our ITEPP students, particularly the upcoming Spring graduates. These are unprecedented times and each of us has had to take the time to reflect on our cultural teachings for strength. The ITEPP office will remain closed until we receive campus clearance to re-open. We are working to develop our remote advising and support for each of you. Although the campus is reviewing other ways to celebrate degree recipients, please note that we will have an ITEPP Sash Celebration at some time in the future! We are very proud of our graduates and look forward to the time that we can join together to celebrate! In the meantime we will communicate through email, Zoom, and social media. Please take care, enjoy your families, and know that we are here to support you.

ITEPP is an academic support program that assists students in navigating the University system.

The Indian Tribal & Educational Personnel Program has grown over four decades to support Native American Indian students in a wide array of academic disciplines within the three colleges:  Arts, Humanities & Social Science; Natural Resources & Sciences; and Professional Studies.

Program History

Itepp History

The original “Indian Teacher Education Project”,  established in 1969, was a grassroots program developed by local tribal members and college faculty to provide a teacher preparation program for 18 American Indian students at Humboldt State University (HSU). In 1979 the program’s official name became “Indian Teacher and Educational Personnel Program” (ITEPP) and began to serve Native American Indian students who were pursuing careers in counseling and social work in addition to teaching. In 2012 the name was renamed the  Indian Tribal and Educational Personnel Program to reflect the inclusion of students from a broad array of majors. Today ITEPP remains a leader in preparing future Native American professionals.

Today ITEPP’s graduates are employed throughout the Nation serving tribes, communities in a multitude of capacities.  Many have pursued graduate degrees and continue to utilize their leadership skills in “Indian Country.”

Our Purpose

The Indian Tribal & Educational Personnel Program’s purpose is to facilitate and promote academic success and self-efficacy for primarily Native American Indian students at Humboldt State University which validates tribal cultural values, political status and promotes the federal Indian policy of Indian Self-Determination.

Give Back

ITEPP  needs your support. Our programs help meet critical student needs at HSU and we want to continue to grow and expand the services the Center can provide. Your contribution to this effort can make a significant difference. To make a financial donation to ITEPP, please click here.

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