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

APASA Center

Located on the fourth floor of the Student Union Memorial Center 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.


Cultural Resource

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.