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 Studiesis 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.  

Student Organizations

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 | Pacific Islanders at Cal | 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!

Mental Health Resources

University Health Services - Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS offers short term counseling for academic, career, and personal issues and also offers psychiatry services for circumstances when medication can help with counseling. No problem is too big or small! There is no charge to get started with CAPS. 

CAPS Counselors for API students

CAPS aims to provide culturally sensitive care to under-served populations including Asian Pacific Islander (API) students. These counselors specialize in working with API students. For more information, visit the API Connect page by CAPS. 

CAPS Group Counseling Sessions for Spring 2021

Want to get connected quickly? Join a UHS virtual support group today! Groups are free and do not require health insurance.

CAPS Let's Talk! Drop-In Consultations

Let's Talk! Drop-In Consultations are informal, brief, free consultations with UHS mental health counselors. The counselors have expertise and competency in working with underrepresented students on campus. All counselors work with students who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, and are managing the impact of living in a pandemic and remote learning.

AAPI General Wellness Guide 2021

A collaborative, community-sourced guide for mental health resources available to all UC Berkeley students. 

Mental Health and Academics Guide

This guide is intended to offer resources and support for students on maintaining stable academic standing while dealing with mental health crises.