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 firstname.lastname@example.org or OME staff at email@example.com.
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: Dustin Natte - firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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.
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 taht 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.
Pre-Health Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)
Pre-Health APAMSA seeks to promote health for Asian and Pacific Islander communities and individuals, as well as other communities of color, through community action and health education. The diversity of Asian communities in Tucson necessitates elevating awareness of and addressing unmet health needs specific to each community.
Meetings: Every other Monday, 4-5pm in Nugent 205
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.
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
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
Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)
VSA is a student-run club dedicated towards promoting diversity and cultural enrichment of the community, as well as preserving Vietnamese traditions and heritage. In addition, under VSA includes a traditional fan dance group called Golden Lotus, that performs at numerous cultural events throughout the year. The culmination of the club's hard work and dedication toward cultural awareness and preservation is showcased through VSA's Cultural Show held in early February.
Meetings: Every Wednesday, 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.