Bhutto: Film Screening3/3/2014
Join DESI Project for a screening and discussion of the documentary Bhutto. FREE SAMOSAS and drinks will be served! "A riveting documentary of the recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto, a polarizing figure in the Muslim world. Following in her father's footsteps as a pillar for democracy, Bhutto was expected to dominate Pakistan's 2008 elections but the assassination sent Pakistan politics into turmoil. This major event sent shock waves throughout the world and transformed her from political messiah into a martyr for the common man." - IMDb Cosponsored by: South Asian Rural Student Aid Read More
EdMonth: Access & Equity in Higher Education3/11/2014
Post-secondary education is an opportunity and tool for long-term economic prosperity for individuals. However, access to higher education is becoming increasingly more difficult for underrepresented communities. Read More
Asian Pacific Graduate Celebration5/15/2014
The Asian Pacific Graduate Celebration recognizes and celebrates the strength of the Asian Pacific community at USC. Get inspired about YOUR limitless opportunities post-graduation! The 2014 Asian Pacific Graduate Celebration will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Read More
February 7, 2014
Dear USC Trojan Community,
On Friday, February 1, 2014, USC Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS) received an anonymous flyer that was filled with racist and sexist slurs directed at a number of communities.
Asian Pacific American Student Services did not want to give legitimacy to this individual or individuals full of hate. However, we feel the need to make a statement that is clear and direct. We will not tolerate such harmful, derogatory and racist slurs directed at the Asian Pacific American community or at any communities.
The Trojan community prides itself on creating a campus of support and inclusion and we will continue to promote an environment that affirms all identities.
The Department of Public Safety has been notified and will keep Asian Pacific American Student Services posted on any developments. We have also been in conversation with senior administrators in the Division of Student Affairs. The Division of Student Affairs and Asian Pacific American Student Services support and advocate for our Asian Pacific American communities on campus.
Asian Pacific American Student Services
Asian Pacific American Student Services
For Reference (LA Times Article): http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-racist-fliers-20140210,0,6650242.story#axzz2sxs5TUx9Read More
Fall semester was full of excitement for Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS). 59 student leaders completed CIRCLE, the APA Social Justice & Leadership Development course which was capped off by an intense, reflective and action-oriented retreat. The Asian Pacific Alumni Association officially became a co-sponsored for our career alumni mentoring program, Connections! We matched over 40 mentors to mentees this Fall. PEER had a banner semester matching 40 mentors to 46 first-year students.
APASS is currently accepting applications from Spring admit students who are interested in having a mentor. Please visit, http://bit.ly/peermentees to apply.
This semester, we will be making our 6th trip to Hawaii and 9th trip to Manzanar for Alternative Spring Break. Our community-based program, TiE (Together in Empowerment), now co-sponsored with Career Center, will place students in 9 LA-based non-profits. We are thrilled to have Kaya Press and LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacific) join TiE this year.
We are also excited to share our 2012-2013 APASS Annual Report. The annual report shares the enriching programs that APASS has to offer and the range of stakeholders that we collaborate with and serve. A profile of Asian Pacific American freshmen from the last four years demonstrates the diversity of APA students at USC. In addition, the report showcases our program successes and highlights from the year. Check out the 2012-2013 APASS Annual Report and program assessments.
Finally, we hope you can join us for our Spring Open House on Friday, January 31 from 11:00am – 3:00pm in STU 410. Meet our staff and students, get to know our programs, and enjoy some free food!
See you soon,
Mary and Jonathan