About the AAPI Center

Mission Statement

The AAPI Center supports AAPI students' educational and holistic development through strong partnerships with USF faculty, staff, leaders, students, and the surrounding community.

The AANAPISI Program

AANAPISI stands for Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. Institutions of higher education, like USF, who have an undergraduate enrollment of at least 10 percent Asian American or Native American Pacific Islander are eligible to be designated as an AANAPISI by the U.S. Department of Education.

In October 2023, USF received funding from the AANAPISI program to support development of a dedicated center for AAPI students and a range of programs for student, faculty, staff, and leadership. The AAPI Center is USF's first AANAPISI-funded program.

AAPI Center Partners

  • Office of the Provost
  • School of Education
  • Asian Pacific American Studies
  • Cultural Centers
  • Office of Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Center for Research, Artistic, and Scholarly Excellence
  • Critical Diversity Studies
  • Gleeson Library | Geschke Center
  • Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good