Established in Spring 2023, Wildcats from the Pacific (Pacific Roots) is a newly developed all-inclusive student-led organization that aims to promote and share the diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands. Pacific Roots strives to create a safe and welcoming community for students of Polynesian, Micronesian, and Melanesian descent and those interested in learning about the Pacific Islands. As Pacific Roots progresses, we will provide opportunities that encourage social and educational experiences. We welcome all students and look forward to sharing our cultures with the students at the University of Arizona.
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.
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.
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 at 5-6pm in APASA Study Space 409JK
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 at 5-6pm in Social Sciences 222
Pakistani Student Association
The Pakistani Student Association (PSA) was originally founded in 1975 by Maqsood Ahmed to satisfy the need of creating a space for Pakistani students to be themselves. This led to the creation of the current one on the University of Arizona campus which was founded in 2015. The club now functions as a community space to celebrate Pakistani culture and share it amongst UofA students and the Tucson community, whether of Pakistani descent or not. They also foster an exchange of ideas amongst their members, such as career advice, help finding a space to stay, meeting up for a cup of chai, etc.
Arizona Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Students for Equity (AZ AANHPI 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!
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: Monthly on Tuesdays 5pm Location TBD
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: Fridays at 4pm in APASA Conference Room 409D
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: Thursdays at 5pm in APASA Lounge 409A
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.
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: Thursdays at 6pm in APASA Study Space 409JK
Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi Student Pharmacist Organization
The Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi Student Pharmacist Organization (APID-SPO) is an organization for pharmacy students interested in cultural development. As a member of APID-SPO, students will be able to hear from guest speakers, participate in social and educational events, and gain a perspective of APID culture as future pharmacy students. As the most accessible health care provider, APID-SPO wants to provide students an opportunity to make a connection with local networks, represent the pharmacy profession, and experience making a direct impact in their local community. Most of all, students will have the opportunity to network with their peers as well as alumni PharmCats.
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: Wednesdays at 4pm in APASA Lounge 409A
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: Tuesdays 5pm - 6pm (Fall 2023)
Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)
The Vietnamese Student Association is an all-inclusive, student-led organization that celebrates Vietnamese culture, while utilizing our resources to connect our community through cultural conversations, events, and philanthropies. Our vision is to create a space for those in our community to explore Vietnamese culture, history, and stories along with building leadership and continuing conversations about the Vietnamese diaspora.
Meetings: Wednesdays at 5pm in APASA Study Space 409JK
Association of Asian Veterinary Medical Professionals (AAVMP)
The goal of the Association shall be to inspire, support, and increase the voice and visibility of Asians and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the veterinary profession and advocate for greater general diversity in the veterinary profession. Our mission is to promote diversity and inclusion within the veterinary profession by celebrating APIDA culture and providing a platform for APIDA veterinary students to connect, have a voice, and be empowered. We also strive to be a resource for which students can talk and learn about subjects surrounding diversity and inclusion that are not always addressed in everyday life.
Bangladeshi Student Association
Founded in Fall 2019, BSA-UArizona is a dynamic and inclusive student-led organization that is your gateway to the rich tapestry of Bangladeshi culture. At BSA-UArizona, we stand united with a mission to nurture an atmosphere flourishing with unity, cultural pride, and an unbreakable sense of belonging. We firmly believe that our organization is not just about fostering cultural pride, but also about forging enduring connections. Throughout the year, we host a vibrant array of events, each one a celebration of the various holidays and festivals that define the heart of Bangladesh. From colorful Bengali festivals to the joyous Eid, our events offer a glimpse into the beauty and diversity of our traditions. Therefore, whether you're a seasoned aficionado of Bangladeshi festivals or simply curious about a cultural expedition, we extend an open invitation to all students, both within and beyond the University of Arizona, to join our vibrant family and embark on a captivating journey through the customs and traditions of this enchanting South Asian nation.