122 Squires Student Center
Founded in August 2016, the American Indian and Indigenous Community Center (AIICC) serves as a living room, study space, and community gathering area. You'll find the AIICC in room 122 of the Squires Student Center, just to the left of the Welcome Center on the first floor. To keep in touch with events happening in the AIICC you can visit the center’s events page or join the community listserv(s).
The center comfortably holds 50 people and offers a communal living area, study spaces, and TV/projection capabilities. The space hosts an expanding library of over 200 books, CDs, and DVDs, many of which were donated by faculty, staff, and indigenous communities. The space also includes a variety of indigenous art, historic artifacts and ceremonial pieces representing the cultures and traditions of several indigenous communities. One display honors the 11 tribal communities native to the Commonwealth of Virginia. If you would like to learn more about the pieces displayed in the center or are interesting in donating, please visit the library page. Library donations are accepted throughout the year and can be temporary or permanent.
The AIICC may be reserved by university groups, but preference will be given to the indigenous communities and student organizations advised by Cultural and Community Centers. Please read all information on the reservations page prior to filling out reservation form.