The Asian Pacific American Student Union (APASU) is a community organization that serves as a support service and network that focuses on the needs of Asian Pacific American students, faculty, staff, and all allies. It actively seeks to educate members on issues directly and indirectly affecting the Asian Pacific American community on a campus, national, and global level as well as participating in the broader struggle for social, political, and racial justice.
The Asian Pacific American Student Union will work to promote awareness of and appreciation for Asian Pacific American and Asian Pacific Islander culture, history, heritage, and experience on the University of Oregon campus. It will promote a community environment and work together with other organizations insofar as it stays true to the APASU mission statement.
In its infancy, APASU promoted academic classes and sponsored APIA cultural activities. Today, APASU greatly expanded its role as an organization that advocates for APIA issues in the community and on campus. Every year, APASU organizes APIA Heritage Month in May, bringing our heritage and issues to the forefront of the community. APASU also provides an excellent APIA Resource Center of novels, magazines, and videos that address APA issues, culture, history and identity. They are available in our office in room 29 of the EMU. Please feel free to drop by the office to ask us questions or just to hang out.
APASU meets in the Multicultural Center (MCC) which is located downstairs from Panda Express. Our meetings occur every Wednesday, excluding holidays, beginning at 5pm and typically end around 6pm. Please come and join us, its a great way to social network, learn about the Asian and Pacific Islander community at UO!