The Asian Pacific American Student Affairs is closed until further notice. Staff are working remotely and available to assist students, please reach out directly for any assistance. Please see our calendar for updates about events and programs moved online. For student resources and support during the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the SSRI Resources page or the UArizona COVID-19 page.
The Asian Pacific American Student Affairs (APASA) along with the Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME) stands in solidarity with Asian and Asian American communities including UA students, staff, and faculty against any form of racism and discrimination related to COVID-19.
If you are affected by related incidents or would like to process, feel free to contact APASA Director, Kenny Importante at email@example.com or OME staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to APASA!
APASA's History & Mission
The cultural center was established in 1993 due to the help of student activism by some students from our first club, the Asian American Cultural Association, and other students from marginalized communities. We provide a physical space for students, as well as implement services to achieve the following:
- 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 goal
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.
Come and learn about the diverse Asian Pacific American community through workshops, literature, and other hands-on experiences.
A Sense of Community
Join one of our 10 student clubs or Greek organizations based on culture, identity, or career interest.
Advising & Tutoring
Visit with a FREE writing tutor, speak with our Faculty Fellow, or get confidential academic and personal advice from our staff.
Student Events & Activities
Attend fun events throughout the year like our welcome back breakfast, Lunar New Year celebration, Diwali, and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Student Success Programs
Our programs are designed to help students be successful at the university, both academically and socially.