The purpose of the Higher Education Resource Organization for Students (HEROS) is to foster cooperation and collaboration among North Dakota tribal colleges and North Dakota University System institutions along with other agencies dedicated to increasing the numbers of American Indian students attending and graduating from institutions of higher education in North Dakota. HEROS promotes the delivery of quality student support services in the areas of recruitment, retention, financial aid, academic advisement, orientation, admissions, registration, housing, cultural sensitivity, and advocacy.
HEROS is governed by a Board of Directors which includes representatives of both tribal and state agencies. HEROS currently has approximately 150 active members.
Through this collaborative effort, the dreams of many American Indian students become a reality!