“Since its inception, it has been the philosophy of Navajo Community College that the student is the most important member of the College community. In the last analysis, students are the reason that all of us – Regents, staff, faculty – are here.”

– Dr. Guy Gorman, Sr.

First NCC Board of Regents President,

1969-1975

Planting the Seeds of Knowledge

The history of our Diné nation is greater than any other, as it reveals the truth of the past and the resilience of the Diné.

Exactly 100 years after the signing of the Treaty of 1868, Navajo Community College, now Diné College, opened its doors to the world. The College, initially located at Many Farms, Arizona was established in 1968 by founding Na’taani’ (leaders) who believed higher education would address the economic and social well-being of the Navajo Nation.

Now, we celebrate 50 years of higher education opportunity to the Navajo Nation and beyond.

The concept to establish Diné College goes back to the Diné oral history, culture and language. The College began as a response to a growing need for educational opportunity for the Diné.

Today, Diné College, which operates campuses/ centers in Tsaile, Tuba City, Window Rock, Chinle, Crownpoint and Shiprock, boasts graduates from throughout the United States and several foreign countries. In a 50-year time span, the college has experienced untold amounts of people and cultural lifestyles from around the world.

Diné College remains dedicated to student success and to being a strong community partner.

Diné College’s commitment in supporting student success is stronger than ever as the next generation of leaders prepare themselves in fields ranging from tribal business economics to Navajo Language study to elementary education.

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Diné College Song

Diné Collegedę́ę́’ naashá. Sá’ąh Naagháí Bik’eh Hózhǫ́. Dził nanit’oo wooǫway – ę́ę́’ nasshó wooǫway Diné Collegedę́ę́’ nashá.

Sisnaajinídę́ę́’ naashá. Sá’ąh Naagháí Bik’eh Hózhǫ́. Dził nanit’oo wooǫway – ę́ę́’ nasshó wooǫway Sisnaajinídę́ę́’ nashá.

Tsoodziłdę́ę́’ naashá. Sá’ąh Naagháí Bik’eh Hózhǫ́. Dził nanit’oo wooǫway – ę́ę́’ nasshó wooǫway Tsoodziłdę́ę́’ nashá.

Dook’o’oosłíídę́ę́’ naashá. Sá’ąh Naagháí Bik’eh Hózhǫ́. Dził nanit’oo wooǫway – ę́ę́’ nasshó wooǫway Dook’o’oosłíídę́ę́’ nashá.

Dibé Nitsaadę́ę́’ naashá. Sá’ąh Naagháí Bik’eh Hózhǫ́. Dził nanit’oo wooǫway – ę́ę́’ nasshó wooǫway Dibé Nitsaadę́ę́’ nashá.

Dizł Ná’oodiłiidę́ę́’ naashá. Sá’ąh Naagháí Bik’eh Hózhǫ́. Dził nanit’oo wooǫway – ę́ę́’ nasshó wooǫway Dizł Ná’oodiłiidę́ę́’ nashá.

Dził Ch’ó’ool’íídę́ę́’ naashá. Sá’ąh Naagháí Bik’eh Hózhǫ́. Dził nanit’oo wooǫway – ę́ę́’ nasshó wooǫway Dził Ch’ó’ool’íídę́ę́’ nashá.

Diné Collegedę́ę́’ naashá. Sá’ąh Naagháí Bik’eh Hózhǫ́. Dził nanit’oo wooǫway – ę́ę́’ nasshó wooǫway Diné Collegedę́ę́’ nashá.

Written by Emery Denny