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Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Center

AAPI Center

Mission

The Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Student Center is committed to provide holistic services and programs that assist Washington State University to retain, develop and assist AAPI students in achieving their highest education potential. The Center is also committed to providing mentorship towards success, leadership development and involvement opportunities, community building, as well as cultural learning and experiences.  We support the exploration, education, and celebration of the rich diversity and layered identities within Asian American & Pacific Islander communities.

In mentoring students towards success, we not only have one full-time staff and one office assistant located within the AAPISC but also a cohort of 20 Student Mentors assisting to help students in their adjustment, transition, persistence, and achievement.  Our Mentors also help students that utilize the AAPI Student Center with resources and referrals.

The Center helps to develop strong leadership skills while providing involvement opportunities so that students enrich their campus experience.  Currently, over 12 Registered Student Organizations are affiliated with the AAPISC and utilize it as a hub for their group activities.   

Community building is key to all that we do.  The AAPISC strives to accommodate students to feel at home at Washington State University. The AAPI Student Center is committed to building community leadership and academic advancement for students of all cultures.  It is a place to relax, meet other students, and find useful information to thrive in the stressful college environment.

Together with our student organizations and other partners, there are opportunities for cultural learning and experiences in and outside of the Center.  We support multiple events and programming that educate and invite participants to learn about history, issues, and other related cultural knowledge.


There are about 57 cultures under the umbrella-term "Asian American and Pacific Islander" with over 300 different languages spoken. Though each culture has its unique characteristics, we are united in the common struggle of adapting to Pullman away from the comforts that our cultures may have provided. Things such as family, food, climate and community advocacy/support are vital to feeling comfortable in a college climate.

The AAPI Student Center recognizes the unique and breadth of experiences within the 57 cultures, striving to accommodate students to feel at home at Washington State University. The AAPI Student Center is committed to building community leadership and academic advancement for students of all cultures. It is a place to relax, meet other students and find useful information to survive in this stressful college environment.

We provide academic advising, tutoring through the Multicultural Center's Academic Enrichment Center, student mentoring, personal counseling advocacy, leadership training, a computer lab and numerous programs throughout the year. We encourage all students at Washington State University to take part of campus activities and to take advantage of these great opportunities.