The Asian Pacific Islander American Association of Colleges and Universities (APIACU) launched on June 27 to help address the complex set of social realities facing students in the underrepresented and underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
The new national organization advocates on behalf of all Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) — minority-serving institutions (MSIs) designated by Congress that have at least 10 percent AAPI student enrollment and a significant number of AAPI students who are Pell Grant eligible, among other criteria.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the mission of APIACU has four objectives:
(1) To promote the development of member colleges and universities;
(2) to improve the quality of postsecondary educational opportunities and access thereto for AAPI students;
(3) to meet the needs of business, industry, and government through the development and sharing of resources, information, and expertise; and
(4) to support and lobby for the success of AANAPISIs through the development of programmatic activities of AANAPISIs. ♦
For more information about APIACU, send an e-mail to Moy at email@example.com.