O'odham Ki:

Pronounced AW-THAM-KEE, this phrase translates from the southwest tribes (Hopi and O'odham) languages as "the People's House." The wing provides a welcoming, comfortable and supportive living and learning environment for Native American students. This theme community affirms Native American cultural identity and emphasizes education, culture, empowerment, and community. 

Download the Tradition Meets New Knowledge Brochure and see how UA strives to provide a positive academic and cultural college experience for all American Indian/Alaska Native students.

Benefits of Living in the O'odham Ki: Wing

  • Receive academic and personal support in the transition to the University of Arizona
  • Acknowledge the role Native American culture can play in your college success
  • Attend specialized workshops designed to develop academic and professional skills with other O’odham Ki: residents
  • Connect with Native American Student Affairs (NASA) for educational and social programming

Watch this video to find out more!

Students living in the O’odham Ki: Wing, through collaboration with Native American Student Affairs will have the opportunity to engage in the larger Tucson Native American community. Some of these community resources include:

Tucson Indian Center (520) 884-71319 7 E. Congress, Suite 101
Tucson, AZ 85701
Pascua Yaqui Tribe (520) 883-5000 747 S. Camino De Oeste
Tucson, AZ 85757
Sacred Grounds
Trading Post
(520) 628-7900 1814 E. 6th St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Indian Health Service (IHS) (520) 295-2405 7900 South J Stock Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85746
Tohono O’Odham Nation (520) 383-8700
(Membership Services)
P.O. Box 837
Sells, AZ 85634


How to Apply

  • Submit an online housing application
  • Pay the non-refundable housing application fee
    • A fee deferment may be available under certain circumstances. Please contact Tiffany Sorrell at tsorrell@email.arizona.edu for a form.
  • The theme community application process, inside your housing application, opens in January. Space is limited. 

NOTE: You must have a housing application on file to be considered this community

For more information about living in this community, email housing@email.arizona.edu.

Contact Information

For more program information, contact:

Tiffany Sorrell

Graduate Assistant, Native American Student Affairs