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Muwekma-Tah-Ruk

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  • House type: Four-class
  • Capacity: 10 frosh and 22 upperclass
  • Neighborhood O: Florence Moore, 680 Lomita, 675 Lomita, Storey, 576 Alvarado, Muwekma, and apartments in Mirrielees and EVGR-A

Muwekma-Tah-Ruk, established in 1988, celebrates the diversity of indigenous peoples throughout the Americas and Pacific Islands. The name means “House of the People” in the language of the Muwekma Ohlone, the people whose ancestral lands Stanford University now occupies. Muwekma is the only four-class house on the Row, and the only Row house that is home to Resident Fellows. Muwekma is a small, close-knit, and welcoming community.

Muwekma residents take a credit-bearing seminar to explore cultural identity, legal, historical, and societal issues that affect indigenous peoples through speakers, discussions, and events. Additional theme programming also addresses a range of indigenous cultures, histories, and current issues, and engages all students regardless of their backgrounds or familiarity with the theme. Residents also volunteer at the annual Stanford Powwow organized by the Stanford American Indian Organization (SAIO) and Hui o Nā Moku’s annual marquee event. 

Muwekma works closely with the Native American Cultural Center, affiliated student groups, including SAIO, Hui o Nā Moku, the Alaska Native Student Organization, Diné Club, Marianas Club, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, and Natives in Medicine, and the Stanford Indigenous Alumni Association to create opportunities for residents to engage with the greater Stanford indigenous community. The house is frequently a venue, co-sponsor, or organizer for indigenous community programming and events.

Muwekma-Tah-Ruk Pre-Assignment Open House

Jun 11, 2021 1:00 - 2:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Additional Housing Information, via Residential & Dining Enterprises

Exterior photograph of Muwekma-Tah-Ruk.