Pacific Islander Initiative

PII interns, supervisor, and little girl smiling with pretty background of lit up trees.

Winter '22 End-of-Year Staff Dinner

Aunty Fui and Aunty Loa with PII intern and members smiling.

Spring '22 Welcome Mixer

Group of Pacific Islanders smiling for a photo.

Spring '23 OMAOCh Conference

Group of Pacific Islander highschool and college students smiling.

Fall '22 Visit to SCDC

Group of Pacific Islanders smiling for a photo.

Winter '22 Fireside Chat with Sheila Babauta & Sophia Perez

A group of about 70 PI people and allies posing in front of Sproul with signs, banners and other items supporting Mauna Kea

2019 Mauna Kea Rally

Group of students at a Mental Health Workshop holding up posters and smiling.

2020 Mental Health Workshop with P-IWI


Pacific Islander Community Office (PICO): Front Room, Multicultural Community Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

APASD Lobby: César E. Chávez Student Center

Office Hours: The PICO is open on Tuesdays 11AM-4PM and Friday 12PM-4PM. The APASD Lobby is open from Monday-Thursday 10AM-5PM. 

Our Story | The Pacific Islander Initiative

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. 

We sweat and cry salt water, so we know that the ocean is really in our blood.
Teresia Teaiwa