About Us

Welcome to TCJ Student, a one-of-a-kind literary and art magazine and website, dedicated to showcasing the creative writing and artistic expression of students at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). Students contribute all of our content, except for the introductions provided by celebrity authors.


We invite TCU students to submit their creative writing, artwork, and opinions on real-life issues – from family and spirituality to relationships and hardships. Additionally, students can connect with peers and role models and find career and educational information and opportunities. Alumni from TCUs are also invited to become members.

TCJ Student Magazine

TCJ Student, an annual student literary magazine, publishes the winning entries from each year’s TCJ Student Writing Contest. Publication in TCJ Student provides incentives and material for TCU students’ resumés.

TCJStudent and TCJStudent.org are the creations of Tribal College Journal, a non-profit media organization operated by the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC).

*To contribute writing and artwork to TCJStudent.org, students must be enrolled (part- or full-time) at an AIHEC-member tribal college or university. Students may be required to verify enrollment status. Please see our membership and submission guidelines for more information.

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