Welcome to APASA!

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Staff Contact:

Dan Xayaphanh, APASA Program Director - danthaix@email.arizona.edu or at (520) 621-3481

SIGNATURE PROGRAM: Study abroad with the UA Cultural Centers in Mexico - Click here for more info!



Asian Pacific American Student Affairs (APASA) is dedicated to cooperatively developing and maintaining an inclusive environment that fosters a sense of belonging and an appreciation for the diversity not only among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, but also within the entire University community.

APASA's mission is to:

  • Promote student success for the diverse East Asian, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi or South Asian American communities on campus
  • Increase awareness of the experiences and issues facing the diverse communities represented within APASA
  • Provide academic, educational, and cultural programs and resources to engage students to become active citizens in our ever-increasing global society
  • Support individual students in realizing their academic, personal, and professional goals


Located on the second floor of the Nugent Building in the heart of campus, the APASA Center provides students with a place to meet new friends, hang out between classes and learn more about what The University of Arizona has to offer.