Asian, Pacific Islander & Desi Americans (APIDA)
What is APIDA?
The APIDA program will assist Asian, Pacific Islander & Desi American students to transfer or achieve completion of their degree. The program offers opportunities to connect with four-year campuses while also striving to bring cultural engagement opportunities such as cultural belonging, empowerment, and understanding for our APIDA identified students.
To empower and foster the minds of our APIDA identified students.This program would serve and advocate for APIDA students’ needs from a place of true understanding. We will create a safe and dedicated resource hub to support and enrich the experience of students through open dialogue, networking and education.
APIDA Transfer Connect Services
- Leadership conferences
- Transfer ready and skill-building workshops
- Dedicated academic support
- Dedicated APIDA counselor
- A safe space to reflect on your personal, family, and communal experiences
- Cultural celebrations and workshops
- Scholarship search/application support
- University campus visits
- University APIDA day
Central Asians: Afghan, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgians, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Tajik, Turkmen, Uzbek
East Asians: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Okinawan, Taiwanese, Tibetan
Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders: (in the United States Jurisdictions & Territories) Carolinian, Chamorro, Chuukese, Fijian, Guamanian, Hawaiian, Kosraean, Marshallese, Native Hawaiian, Niuean, Palauan, Pohnpeian, Samoan, Tokelauan, Tongan, Yapese
Southeast Asians: Bruneian, Burmese, Cambodian, Filipino, Hmong, Indonesian, Laotian, Malaysian, Mien, Papua New Guinean, Singaporean, Timorese, Thai, Vietnamese
South Asians: Bangladeshi, Bhutanese, Indian, Maldivians, Nepali, Pakistani, Sri Lankan
Student Personnel Assistant for APIDA Transfer Connect
Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Main Folsom campus
Aspen Hall FL1, Welcome and Student Success Center