munk-skukum Indigenous Living-Learning Community

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The munk-skukum Indigenous Living Learning Community offers a residential space for students to find community, explore cultural identity and learn more about the lands on which they will be residing. This community offers connections to other students with a shared interest in centering Indigenous people, to cultural events on campus and to resources to help support students while they are at Oregon State University. munk-skukum means “to strengthen” in chinuk wawa (the local trade language), and we believe a strong community is central to your time at Oregon State.

Oregon State University is located on Kalapuya land and as such, we give thanks and respect to the Grand Ronde and Siletz Tribes they are now a part of.

“I wanted to learn more about the Indigenous part of me.

The munk-skukum LLC helps people of color find resources and be successful in their college careers.”

munk-skukum Indigenous LLC



Goals of the munk-skukum LLC

  • Build community and networks of support
  • Connect with campus resources
  • Explore Indigenous cultures and communities

Benefits of the munk-skukum LLC

  • Live with students of shared or similar interests in Indigenous, Native American and Pacific Islander communities
  • Attend the Educational Opportunities Program Bridge Program Orientation
  • Academic support
  • Engage in community events and celebrations

Academic Curriculum

  • In fall, students living in the munk-skukum LLC are expected to take Ethnic Studies 241, Introduction to Native American Studies. During winter term, Ethnic Studies 101 will be offered for both munk-skukum and Nia LLC community members.

Campus Community

There are many ways to be involved in community on campus. The Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws serves as a hub of Indigenous-based activities at Oregon State. Events are offered throughout the year like the annual Salmon Bake and Klatowa Eena Pow-Wow. We also host open beading every Friday.

You can also learn more about student organizations there as well, including the Native American Student Association, RAD Indigenous Queer & Two-Spirit Student Alliance, Pacific Islander Club, multicultural Greek letter organizations and more. 


Designed by students

During the spring and summer of 2020, two OSU student designers created a color palette and four large murals to transform the first floor of Poling Hall.

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