Contact American Indian Institute

Southern & Dobson

Building: 36N
P: 480-461-7931   F: 480-461-7814


Regular Business Hours:
Mon-Thu: 8 am – 6 pm
Fri: 10 am – 5 pm
Closed Sat and Sun

Extended Business Hours
(January and August only):

Mon-Thu: 8 am – 7 pm
Fri: 8 am – 5 pm
Closed Sat and Sun

Summer Semester:
Mon-Thu: 7 am – 6 pm
Closed Fri, Sat and Sun

2015 American Indian Convocation

On Thursday, May 14, 2015 all American Indian students who completed associates degree or certificate programs at the 10 Maricopa schools or two skill centers during the Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and Spring 2015 semesters were honored and recognized at the 2015 American Indian Convocation ceremony.

This event, held in conjunction with MCC’s 50th anniversary was held inside the beautiful, new Performing Arts Center on the Southern and Dobson campus. Approximately 60 American Indian students attended the convocation ceremony, out of a total 318 who completed degree or certificate programs, 24 of whom were MCC students.


Our Mission

Aii helps to minimize the cultural distance associated with transition when a student leaves their home area. We provide American Indian students a support and resource center with an awareness of Native customs and culture. We are here to help you achieve college success!

The support services offered by Aii/AIC include tools to assist and encourage students to become active participants in their educational planning.

Services include

  • Academic Advisement
  • Enrollment & Registration
  • Individual Educational Planning
  • Tribal Scholarship Assistance
  • Private Scholarship Assistance
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • Help to qualify for on-campus Childcare 
  • Private Tribal Scholarship Assistance
  • Peer support & Networking
  • Talking Circles

Why Meet With an Advisor?

  • Help students clarify academic and career goals. 
  • Provide students accurate, up-to-date information about requirements, policies, and procedures. 
  • Help students to understand better the nature and purpose of higher education. 
  • Guide students to appropriate resources and services. 
  • Help students choose or confirm a major .
  • Monitor and evaluate educational progress. 
  • Assist with transfer requirements.

So go about life condemning none but looking kindly and with love upon all