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APA Heritage Month 2012  


Aloha and Welcome to the BEAVER Ohana (family)

The Asian and Pacific American Education Office was created in 1996 under the Minority Education Office (MEO).  The name was changed to the Asian and Pacific Islander American Student Services (APIA*SS) in 2007 when reorganized under Intercultural Student Service (ISS). ISS became the home of American Indian Initiatives, APIA*SS, Casa Latina/o de OSU, Ujima Education Office, Diversity Development, LGBT Outreach and Services and the Women's Center. ISS serves as a "home away from home" for many students with multiple identities. ISS: an affirmation of differences. APIA*SS works in collaboration with other  ISS units to do outreach & engagement, cultrual education programming, transition/retention, and assesment.

The Asian and Pacific Islander groups are two separate groups delineated by the U.S. census and include:
Asian: Asian Indian, Bangladeshi, Bhutanese,, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese,  Filipino, Hmong, Indo Chinese, Indonesian, Iwo Jiman,  Japanese ,Korean, Laotian. Malaysian, Maldivian, Nepalese, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese, Thai, Vietnamese. Other Asian, not specified..
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders: Polynesian: Native Hawaiian. Samoan, Tongan, Tahitian, Tokelauan, Polynesian, not specified ; Micronesian:  Guamanian or Chamorro. Mariana Islander ,  Saipanese , Palauan , Carolinian ,Kosraean, Pohnpeian, Chuukese ,Yapese ,MarshalleseIsl, Kiribati Micronesian, not specified ‘ Melanesian: Fijian, Papua New Guinean Solomon Islander ,Ni-Vanuatu, Melanesian, not specified; Other Pacific Islanders

The over-arching goals of APIA*SS are to facilitate the outreach and engagement with community, and the access, development, retention, academic advancement, and graduation of APIA students including multi-racial and multiple-identity students. Please feel free to contact me for any questions you may have in regards to APIA*SS
APIA*SS focus on students' academic, personal, interpersonal, cultural and professional growth and success through educational and cultural services and programs. APIA*SS provides a welcoming, safe and supportive environment & activities to interact with a diversity of students, connect with community, engage in supportive dialogue, and share in cultural education.


A150F Kerr Administration Bldg
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 541-737-9033 / Toll Free: 1-800-291-4192 ext. 9033 / Fax: (541)737-7874
E-mail: sandy.tsuneyoshi@oregonstate.edu 

Cultural Event Program:
Curtis Chin presents "Vincent WHO?"- Film screening of documentary about the historic hate crime murder of Vincent Chin in Detroit 1982
Satsuki Ina's Children of the Camps & Video
Unnatural Causes with APANO
Pacifc Islander Film Series