Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2024

This Asian American & Pacific Islander (AA & PI) Heritage Month, we honor the cultures, traditions, and contributions of AA & PI communities at UC Berkeley and beyond.

The term “AA & PI” historically has been used to encompass more than 50 different ethnic groups – including 24.7 million Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

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Curated Recommendations and Resources

Join EGAL in honoring the rich diversity and significant contributions of AAPI individuals!

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On My Mind: How serving students connects to my identity as an Asian American

Sunny Lee, associate vice chancellor and dean of students, discusses how her Asian American identity informs her work at UC Berkeley

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The Impacts of Living in “Paradise”

MIDS student Melia Soque discusses her Hawaiian heritage, data science, and how the two combine in her research

Civil and environmental engineering professor Kenichi Soga

Kenichi Soga named to the National Academy of Engineering

Berkeley geotechnical engineer receives one of the highest professional honors accorded an American engineer

Rona Osmani and Jesse Ante pose together at the 2022 TAAP dinner venue.

The Tale of Two Scholars: A Mentorship Story

Jesse Ante ’68, M.S. ’70 and Rona Osmani ’06 reflect on their experiences.

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A Year on Angel Island

A year of performances, lectures, exhibitions, and discussions about immigration, exclusion, belonging, and resistance focusing on the historic Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco Bay.

UC Berkeley's AANAPISI designation

Policies & Guidelines

Fostering equity and belonging for Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian students

UC Berkeley is in its second year AANAPISI Designation and this year our University was awarded its first AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions)* federal grant, marking a historic moment in our commitment to equity and transformation. Receiving this highly competitive, five-year grant, is a significant advancement forward, as it will enhance resources and opportunities for our campus — especially our Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian students — elevating their campus experience and fostering a greater sense of belonging at Cal. Recent examples of this include the Oceans Manifesting And Organizing CHange (OMAOCh) and Southeast Asian Students for OrgaNizing (SEASON) conferences.

Read more about the grant.

Asian American History at Berkeley

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