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Leadership Developement

Student Organizations and Programs

Students participation organizations foster postitve feelings of belonging and "mattering" to the university
Strengthening and developing students critical skills (communication, leadership, group dynamics, and critical thinking) that enhance academic performance, student learning, and the achievement of career aspirations. 

APIA*SS assists students in their development in informal and formal leadership positions in their student organizations. We strengthen the development of skills: personal, interpersonal, leadership, communication, etc. During post-event/ year reflection, we facilitate the use of critical analysis of cultural, personal, interpersonal, academic, and spiritual programming to make changes and improvements to organizations, programs, and activities.

We assist and motivate student's development as leaders, group/team members, professionals, world citizens and involvement with community service and experiential learning opportunities. These students volunteer significant hours to serve the OSU community by developing cultural education progamming that supports the Diversity mission of OSU. We facilitate the use of critical analysis and learning to mark changes and improvements to organizations, programs, and activities

Activities:

A) Faculty Advisor to APASU, HMONG, Hui O' Hawaii, Hula Club, ISOSU, JASA, Polynesian Culural Club,  Sigma Beta Rho, and the APA Council/ LEAP@OSU
B) Supporting the Diversity Mission of OSU in their cultural education programming.
C) Harvest Celebration: Giving Thanks Around the World. APA Council collaborates with International Students of OSU to different countries  by (e.g., Korean cucumber salad, Tiramisu) sharing the way they celebrate harvests and including some dish with the traditional American Thanksgiving dishes including turkey, stuffing, rice, cranberries, mashed potatoes, rolls. Members of the APA Council and ISOSU prepare the dinner for close to 400 faculty, staff, and students.
D) Peace Jam: Social justice program that brings a Nobel Peace Laureate to OSU and students from Oregon, Washington, & California middle and high schools. Training OSU students as mentors.

 APA Council

Pan Asian and Pacific Islander Community
Perception of a critical mass is significant in the retention of minors and students.
Facilitates students to build a community of mutual respect through cultural exploration and social interaction; and to develop a greater respect for and committment toward developing a sense of a community of Asian and Pacific Islander students and groups.

LEAP @OSU Leadership Program

Leaders Empowering Asian & Pacific Islanders (LEAP)@OSU is composed of representation from the APA Council. Members participate in a shared governance and leadership as they engage in he developement in outreach/ engagement services, and  and plan transition and retention programming.
LEAP @OSU close to 50 members are involved in leadership development, year long training with topics that include: APA Identity development, , Immigration history, Emotional quotient, APA Leadership styles vs. Western Leadership Styles, APA Values, Presentation skills, Community Outreach, Service Leadership, and Leaders from within. LEAP @OSU with representatives from members of the APA Council collaborate to plan yearly events that include:

1) APA Connect: Transition, orientation and welcome to incoming freshman and transfer students
2) APA Welcome Reception: Opportunity for APA Council member opportunity to share their organizations to help students to be able to network and join API social support  organizations
3) APA Harvest Celebration: Giving Thanks Around the World. APA Council collaborates with International Students of OSU to different countries  by (e.g., Korean cucumber salad, Tiramisu) sharing the way they celebrate harvests and including some dish with the traditional American Thanksgiving dishes including turkey, stuffing, rice, cranberries, mashed potatoes, rolls. Members of the APA Council and ISOSU prepare the dinner for close to 400 faculty, staff, and students.
4) APA Heritage Month:  Month long activities including APA Kick-Off, Food Demo, speakers, performances, Spring Fling
5) APA End of the Year Celebration  Honoring Leaders and Graduates
6) APA Community Service: Fundraising for Hurricane Katrina, Tsunami in Thailand and Earthquake in China; Sharing API history, values, experiences through books to 2nd, 3rd, 4th graders.