Pacific Islander Initiative

Mission Statement

The Pacific Islander (PI) Initiative is a student-centered program started through student activism at the University of California, Berkeley that serves the changing needs of Pacific Islander communities. The PI Initiative seeks to develop and maintain cultural interests, promote cross-cultural community building, and address disparities by increasing access to relevant and responsive resources. 

The PI Initiative is housed under the Asian Pacific American Student Development (APASD) office, a department of Multicultural Student Development and member of the Division of Equity & Inclusion at the University of California, Berkeley.


  • serving as a campus resource on Pacific Islander issues and events

  • promoting multicultural awareness through student interaction and community involvement

  • promoting empowerment and self-esteem through community building on and off campus

  • promoting retention and addressing underrepresentation

  • sponsoring a diverse set of events, projects, programs, and activities

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Report: Pacific Islanders at Cal

This report contains information about the PI community at UC Berkeley and some of the histories of PI student activism on campus, from 2001 to 2020. 


Pacific Islander Initiative at UC Berkeley