The Asian Pacific American Student Affairs front desk hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays between 10am - 12noon & 1pm - 3pm for the month of June & July. If you need assistance, please contact APASA Director, Kenny Importante at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APASA and Office of Diversity & Inclusion 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 or know someone who witnessed anti-Asian and Pacific Islander harassment and Hate during COVID-19, please go to this link: https://diversity.arizona.edu/apida-harassment.
Arizona Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Students for Equity (AZ AANPHI SFE)
AZ AANHPI Students for Equity’s mission is to ensure that the AANHPI and other marginalized communities are a part of the decision-making process and garner the appropriate resources for the population in need. We will ensure the development of nuanced solutions to both AANHPI and broader community issues. We also aim to facilitate conversations on representation and identity by creating a close-knit community of driven students and focusing efforts on civic engagement and social and cultural awareness. Anyone interested in learning more about and addressing AANHPI issues is welcome to join!
Asian Pacific American (APA) Student Council
All clubs and organizations supported by APASA participate in Asian Pacific American Student Council by meeting once a month to discuss updates, co-plan events, and discuss ways to better impact students' lives at the UA. Meetings are once a month on Tuesdays at 4:00pm in Nugent 205.
Contact: Kenny Importante- email@example.com
Asian American Cultural Association (AACA)
The Asian American Cultural Association (AACA) is a non-profit organization at The University of Arizona dedicated to instilling and maintaining a spirit of community among Asians and Asian Americans. In addition, AACA promotes the various Asian American cultures through numerous events and activities. As the first Asian interest organization on campus, any enrolled student at The University of Arizona is eligible to become an active member.
Meetings: Every other Monday, 5-6pm in Nugent 205
Asian Corporate & Entrepreneur Leaders (ACEL)
Asian Corporate and Entrepreneur Leaders (ACEL) is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 with a mission to be the proving ground for Asian American Professionals, forging leaders of tomorrow through professional development, cultural awareness, community service and mentorship. Over the past few years, ACEL has expanded its outreach throughout the United States as well as established multiple collegiate chapters in universities across Arizona, California, and recently Las Vegas. At the UofA, members will have the opportunity to cultivate their personal resumes, network with professionals within their respective career paths, learn under a mentor, and go on company tours to benefit students in all majors.
Meetings: Every Wednesday, 4-5pm in Nugent 205
Alpha Phi Gamma
Alpha Phi Gamma was founded on February 1, 1994 at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Many years later on June 20, 2000, Alpha Phi Gamma was the first Asian American sorority to be established in the state of Arizona. Remaining non-exclusive, its purpose is to bring together women of all backgrounds through the bonds of Sisterhood and friendship. The organization strives for academic excellence, philanthropy, and provides service and awareness of the Asian American culture to surrounding communities. Since its founding, Alpha Phi Gamma has expanded to many other schools, resulting in 9 chapters and 2 colonies across the nation. As the organization upholds its bonds amongst all members, Alpha Phi Gamma will continue to expand and provide service, good, and prosperity for the betterment of society.
Chinese Student Association (CSA)
The Chinese Student Association (CSA) is a student-led organization dedicated to bringing and creating awareness of Chinese and Chinese-American culture on campus. We provide social and extracurricular activities for students regarding Chinese culture while promoting fellowship and unity among the student body.
Meetings: Every Tuesday, 5-6pm in Nugent
Dia Clones is a hip hop & urban styles dance crew that was found by UA students in 2008. They perform at events in the UA/ Tucson community, and compete at urban dance competitions like Prelude AZ and World of Dance AZ. Dia Clones aims to inspire and entertain through the art of dance.
Dia Clones Performance Request Form:
Filipino American Student Association (FASA)
The Filipino American Student Association (FASA) is an inclusive social club and community whose goal is to promote Filipino cultural awareness and experience on campus. From our trip to California for Friendship Games, to celebrating Filipino food and dance at our Fiesta, we offer many opportunities to volunteer, socialize, and learn! We are an all-inclusive club, and we welcome every member interested - Filipino or not. Mabuhay!
Meetings: Every Thursday, 5-6pm in Nugent 205
Japanese American Student Association (JASA)
The Japanese American Student Association (JASA) is an all-inclusive student-led organization whose purpose and goal is to promote Japanese cultural awareness while also participating in socials, philanthropies, and fundraisers. JASA strives to promote diversity and Japanese cultural enrichment. Our goal is to share Japanese traditions and heritage with students of different backgrounds at the University of Arizona.
Meetings: Every Thursday, 4-5pm in Nugent 205
Ke Aloha No - Hawai'i Club (HI-C)
Ke Aloha No is an ALL-inclusive community that strives to promote the Hawaiian values of Kakou (Inclusiveness) and 'Ike (Awareness). The club will host numerous Events, Socials, and Fundraisers to strengthen our community as well as to promote understanding of Hawaiian culture to the Tucson community. We understand that it is difficult to find a Home on-campus... Feel free to join us at any of our biweekly events and general meetings!
Korean American Student Association (KASA)
The Korean American Student Association is an organization that aims to promote Korean culture, educate issues and ideas that pertain to Korean Americans, promote values of diversity, provide leadership and philanthropy opportunities, and most importantly, having fun with the Korean American community through fundraisers and social events.
Meetings: Every Tuesday 5-6pm in Nugent 210
Malaysian Student Association (MSA)
This association is for all Malaysian and Singaporean students on-campus from various disciplines and college careers to come together and celebrate unity and togetherness. It is to network and tighten bonds between related individuals in a fun and homey setting. This association serves as an official point of contact for The University of Arizona, furture and current students, parents, Malaysian sponsors and Malaysian Consulate officials. This will be the first ever Malaysian Student Association (MSA) in the history of The University of Arizona. This association is open to everyone on-campus. All are welcome to join and take part in events and activities organized. The main purpose to bring all Malaysian, Singaporean and Bruneian students together under one roof.
Pi Alpha Phi
Pi Alpha Phi, founded in 1929 at the University of California, Berkeley, is the oldest Asian American interest, non-exclusive fraternity in the United States. Brothers of Pi Alpha Phi are taught to emanate the five pillars which the fraternity was founded on: Academic Excellence, Asian American Awareness, Brotherhood, Leadership, and Philanthropy. With 10 active chapters and 10 colonies across the nation, the organization can be found at universities such as the University of California, Santa Barbara, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and many more. Pi Alpha Phi continues to build strong familial relationships where friends may call each other brothers bonded by mutual experience and lifelong friendships.
Interest Form: Pi Alpha Phi - University of Arizona - Interest Form
Pre-Health Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)
Pre-Health APAMSA (Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association) is a student-led collaborative organization that aims to enhance the undergraduate path of Asian Pacific American (APA) identifying pre-health students by addressing the challenges faced in education, medicine and healthcare, and society. Through health education and community action, we seek to promote the health and well-being for Asian Pacific Islander communities. We are actively involved with outreach initiatives and projects on both the local and national scale; and we have strong connections to the University of Arizona Health Sciences centers and institutes. As Pre-Health APAMSA, we prioritize inclusivity and diversity to advance professional development in your career pursuit in the healthcare field.
Meetings: Every Monday, 5-6pm in Nugent 205
South Asian Student Association (SASA)
The South Asian Student Association was founded in November of 2019 to promote awareness of the diverse South Asian Cultures and create unity among all of them. We felt that there should be a greater representation of South Asian Culture and want to host several events throughout the year to celebrate various holidays and festivals. South Asia primarily consists of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. However, we encourage everyone who is interested to become a member of the student association and participate in our events.
Meetings: Every other Tuesday 5-6pm in Nugent 210
Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE)
UA SASE is a student chapter of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, a national professional organization that was founded in 2007. SASE aims to prepare our scientists, engineers, and technologists for success in their careers by helping them develop necessary professional skills. We also celebrate diversity on campus by helping preserve and spread awareness of Asian culture.
Meetings: Every other Monday, 5-6pm in Nugent 205
Established in March 2017, UnderSkore is the University of Arizona's first Korean pop dance team. We hold dance workshops where we teach the general public a dance, perform on and off campus, film covers, and more! We aim to share our mutual interest in Korean pop music by improving as dancers via learning multi-styled choreographies and recording these routines for an online audience. UnderSkore has performed at UA events such as AACA Talent Show, Family Weekend BBQ, Highland Rocks the Block, Admitted Students Day, APASA’s Lotus Laureate and APASA Finals Block Party just to name a few. We have produced at total 24 dance concept videos thus far on Youtube and we have been increasing that by releasing a video almost every week.