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Leadership. Education. Community.

Our programs are designed to educate, engage, and empower students. We hope to help challenge you to think critically about the world around you, encourage you to share in dialogue with your peers, and put your learning into practice. Participation in our programs will provide you leadership, education, and community. 

New Student Welcome

Welcome to the Trojan Family! We invite and encourage new students to get involved in APASS to learn more about Asian American and Pacific Islander identity, build community, and think critically about social issues that impact the AAPI community. 

Connections! workshop 2023

Connections! AAPI Professional Development & Networking Program

Connections! fosters career and leadership development through a variety of skills and knowledge based workshops. Connections! also provides these workshops through an AAPI lens and is cognizant of the unique experiences and challenges that AAPI professionals navigate in the workforce.

PEER group picture 2023

PEER First-Year Mentoring

Since 1994, PEER matches continuing students with first-year students (freshmen and transfers) in a unique mentoring relationship focused on transition, success, and growth with an AAPI cultural lens. The program offers social events and educational workshops and is uniquely designed to foster healthy relationships to support students’ mental health and well-being. PEER is a great place to start in APASS for first years.

Asian & Pacific Islander Graduate Celebration

The Asian Pacific Graduate Celebration recognizes and celebrates the strength and diversity of the AAPI community at USC by acknowledging the students who are graduating in the spring.