APIDA Leaders Residential Floor


The Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American (APIDA) Leaders Community is a special interest community established in 2017 at the Birnkrant Residential College. The APIDA Leaders Community strives to cultivate a space and community for active participation, leadership development, personal growth, and a successful transition into college. APIDALC is a space and community dedicated to all students who have an interest in Asian Pacific American history, culture, and social and contemporary issues. Residents will explore what it means to be Asian in America and will have the opportunity to engage in social and academic programs, group discussions, cultural events at USC and across Los Angeles, service-learning, and first-year mentorship.

Programs and activities related to the special interest floors are for everyone, not just for students who identify with it by heritage. Exploration of cultural, historical, and societal differences and commonalities are the basis for programming.

The APIDA Leaders Community is supported by the Office for Residential Education and the Asian Pacific American Student Services cultural center.

Application Process

Applying to live on the APIDA floor is simple and easy!
• When applying online for USC housing at http://housing.usc.edu, be sure to first specify the Residential Hall (Birnkrant) and then specify the Special Interest Community located within it (use code: APIDA).
• Once you have select APIDA, you will be directed to fill out the supplemental application for living on the APIDA Leadership Community.

We’ll reach out to you to confirm your selection on the APIDA Floor in June!