Carolina Indian Circle

Carolina Indian Circle was founded in 1974, when there were only ten Native American students on campus. The circle provides academic and social support for Native American students, helps with recruitment, and sponsors ways for the campus community to learn more about Native American cultures. The group has hosted the annual Carolina Indian Circle Powwow since 1987, the largest powwow held on at any university on the East Coast. The organization also sponsors Unheard Voices, an a cappella group, and hosts Indigenous Peoples Day in October. The First Nations Graduate Circle, founded in 2000, is the graduate and professional student counterpart to the Carolina Indian Circle. It has hosted a Native Leaders Symposium, a day-long program on leadership for Native leaders and academics.