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 supporting AAPI students to thrive in college and beyond. APARC works in partnership with a variety of campus offices and student organizations to develop students for success. APARC and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is committed to supporting AAPI students and their diverse communities. Read the full statement of commitment from the Office for Equity and Diversity.
The resource center offers quiet study spaces, computers and printers, a kitchen, student lounge, and conference room. APARC staff and student leaders are passionate about affirming AAPI identities, building community, and empowering student voices. APARC staff and student leaders are available to provide support with schoolwork, navigating your college experience, or anything else that may come up during your time in college. Come hangout with us in Appleby Hall 311!
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