Aibl student chapters
The mission of AIBL is to increase the representation of American Indians and Alaska Natives in business and entrepreneurial ventures through education and leadership development opportunities.
AIBL Chapters are made up of student groups at high schools, tribal colleges (TCUs), and universities. AIBL Chapters are designed to help facilitate the overall goals of AIBL. Chapters create an environment that will promote and support the American Indian and Alaska Native business student and/or entrepreneur who will use their education and experience to help improve tribal economic environments. Chapters provide peer support, leadership development training, career and college guidance, and business networking through educational activities, community services projects, and social activities. Additionally, Chapters offer an “extended-family” support system to help students facilitate the transition of being away from home while attending school.
AIBL Chapter members become part of a broad network of Indigenous students and professionals where they can meet new students, make connections, and build relationships. AIBL membership includes peer support groups and networking providing academic, social, and emotional support that can help individual members with navigating the challenges of completing a degree.
AIBL members have an opportunity to secure unique benefits by organizing a student chapter or becoming members of a chapter. Some of the benefits are listed below:
- Membership in a nationally recognized professional American Indian organization. Membership in a professional organization that caters specifically to American Indiansand demonstrates a student’s commitment to the highest ideals of the business profession. Each new chapter receives an AIBL membership plaque commemorating its existence.
- Strength through numbers. More can be accomplished by working in a group motivated by a common interest than by working individually. AIBL chapters have a unique opportunity to contribute to campus, high school, grade school and community events through chapter activities.
- Personal strength through chapter membership. Through peer support groups, networking and chapter activities, AIBL members become part of a broad network of American Indian students and professionals. This network can help individual members with the challenge of completing a degree by offering academic, social and emotional support.
- Leadership training and experience opportunities. Through holding an executive officer position or committee chairperson positions, AIBL members receive invaluable leadership experience. Executive officers are invited to attend a one-week leadership seminar designed to help students develop the leadership skills they need to motivate and provide direction to the rest of their chapter.
- National conference participation. Each chapter member is eligible for the student rate to attend the national conference.
- Scholarship resources. AIBL student members are eligible for AIBL Scholarships when they are available.
- Fund-raising. Chapters raise substantial funds through chapter activities and through corporate sponsors, local businesses and tribal solicitation. These fund-raising activities will facilitate the educational aspect of AIBL through the fund allocation and accounting process.
- Recognition of achievement. A distinguished chapter award will be given annually to the chapter that has distinguished itself in the promotion of AIBL principles and ideals.
- Access to discount AIBL merchandise. AIBL’s merchandise includes jackets, caps, sweatshirts, t-shirts, book bags, jewelry, stationary and posters depicting AIBL’s logo in some shape or form.
- Aaniiih Nakoda College
- Blackfeet Community College
- Chemawa Indian School
- Fort Lewis College
- Heritage University
- Little Big Horn College
- Madras High School
- Metropolitan State University
- Montana State University – Billings
- Montana State University – Bozeman
- Napa Valley College
- North Thurston High School
- Northwest Indian College
- Rocky Mountain College
- Salish Kootenai College
- San Francisco State University
- Tsamx Tap’aalaw – Cow Creek Tribal Youth Council
- University of Alaska – Fairbanks
- University of Montana
- University of Portland
- Utah State University – Blanding
- Warner Springs High School
- Navajo Technical University
- Northeastern State University
- Northern Arizona University
- Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
- University of Arizona
- Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
- No Active Chapters
- Bemidji State University
- Haskell Indian Nations University
- Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University
- Little Priest Tribal College
- Nebraska Indian Community College
- Oglala Lakota College
- Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College
- Sitting Bull College
- Turtle Mountain Community College
- United Tribes Technical College