Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI)
In Spring 2016, The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities received an AANAPISI grant to provide resources and support for Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) students. AANAPISI is a federal Department of Education program aimed at enabling institutions to improve and expand their capacity to serve Asian Americans, Native American Pacific Islanders, and low-income individuals. To be eligible for AANAPISI status and funding, institutions must have an AAPI student population of 10% or more and demonstrate initiatives to support AAPI students through a grant application process. As of 2016, the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is one of three AANAPISI's in the Midwest. Learn more and find additional resources about AANAPISI.
The Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC)
The Asian Pacific American Resource Center is an AANAPISI initiative aimed at ensuring the success of AAPI students in college and beyond. APARC works in partnership with a variety of offices and student organizations to support students for success. APARC and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is committed to ensuring the success of AAPI students. Read the full statement of commitment from the Office for Equity and Diversity.
The resource center offers quiet study spaces, peer learning consultants, computers and printers, a kitchen, student lounge, and conference room. APARC staff and student leaders are passionate about AAPI heritage, student development, and academic success. APARC staff and student leaders are available to help with schoolwork, personal challenges, or anything else that may come up during your time in college. Come chat with us in the center or join us for a variety of activities!
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