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Welcome to APASS!

First, and foremost, APASS is for you.

Our center provides programs, services, and resources for students who identify as Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) and educational opportunities for the entire campus. Our mission is to EducateEngage, and Empower not only our APIDA Trojan community but also the larger university.
We invite you to explore our space, programs, and get invovled!

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OUR MISSION

APASS has a two-fold mission: to facilitate APIDA participation, dialogue, community-building, and empowerment, while at the same time, to serve as a source of cross-cultural educational programming for the entire campus.

We understand the distinctive needs among the different ethnicities within our APIDA community, and we succeed in deriving strength from our diversity. We believe in a pan-Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American identity that is rooted in the Civil Rights Movement and continues to grow in the transnational sphere.

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Our Programs

Our programs are designed to educateengage and empower students. We strive to create unique learning opportunities that include mentorship, leadership development, advocacy, and community involvement. Programs are application-based.

Our Initiatives

Our initiatives provide learning opportunities about the APIDA identity, experience, and community.
Initiatives are not application based and are open to all. 

What's Happening at APASS

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Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

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News and Announcements

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We share exciting events, opportunities, and resources targeted for the APIDA community on our newsletter.
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