APASD Resources

Academic Resources

Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of historical and contemporary experiences of Asian-ancestry groups in local, national, and global contexts.  Asian American is a pan-ethnic term designating a racialized population made up of various groups of Asian ancestry, and encompassing both foreign-born and the U.S.-born.  

Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary program that emphasizes a basic core knowledge concerning the geographic area of Asia.  

South and Southeast Asian Studies offers programs and research in the languages and civilizations of South and Southeast Asia from the most ancient period to the present.  

Campus Resources

Multicultural Community Center

A student-won, student-led space since 2007, the Multicultural Community Center strives to integrate student-driven and community-oriented management, decision-making, and visioning in everything that we do.  In conjunction with Multicultural Student Development, the MCC facilitates students’ greater involvement in multicultural-related education, collaborations and cross/inter-cultural community building.

APATH: Asian Pacific American Theme House  

Asian Pacific American Theme House Program is a residential community where students explore APA history, culture, and contemporary issues.  

Casa Joaquin

A multi-ethnic residential community that supports leadership development and academic success for Berkeley students.  


The Educational Opportunity Program provides first generation and low-income college students with guidance and resources necessary to succeed at Cal. EOP academic counselors and student staff work with students to attain academic achievement and personal growth.  


Join an Asian American Pacific Islander student group!

Below are just some of the groups you can join. To find out more info about each of the groups, visit CalLink.

Asian American Pacific Islander Health Research Group | Asian American Association | Asian American Christian Fellowship | Asian American Donor Program | Asian Pacific American Law Students Association | Berkeley Indonesian Student Association | Cal Hawaii Club | Cal Queer & Asian | Chinese Student Association | hardboiled | Hmong Student Association | Korean American Student Association | Indian Students Association | Indus | Mixed Student Union | Nepalese Student Association | Nikkei Student Union | Oakland Asian Student Educational Services | Pakistani Student Association | Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc. | Pilipino Academic Student Services | Pilipino American Alliance | Reach! Asian Pacific American Recruitment Retention Center | Sigma Omicron Pi Sorority | Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority| Taiwanese American Student Association | Taiwanese Student Association | Thai Students Association | Theatre Rice | Southeast Asian Student Coalition | Vietnamese Student Association  | and more!!

Lead Center

The LEAD Center is UC Berkeley’s hub for leadership development, student involvement and co-curricular advising. Its goal is to assist students as they explore life-long passions and interests through involvement.  Whether you’re involved with an AAPI student group and want more support or you’re looking to get involved, the Lead Center is a great place to start!