Asian Pacific American Student Organization

Photo: 2014 APASO Banquet 

APASO is one of the groups that form C.O.R.E.S. It stands for the Asian Pacific American Student Organization. There are 10 affiliates of APASO. They include:

  • Chinese Student Coalition
  • Korean Student Association
  • Hmong American Student Association
  • Pilipino American Student Society
  • Vietnamese Student Association
  • Alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Phi Gamma
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Pi Alpha Phi
  • Sigma Beta Rho

APASO started in 1982 by a group of Asian student activists. APASO is strongly dedicated to our students; we’re constantly bringing vast amount of cultural perfomances for showing off unique talents within the APA community, as well as hosting several conferences for better understanding of both contemporary APA issues and diverse history.

I remember spending several hours at night for our meetings planning events and conversing about racial and social issues. Some events we planned were:

  • APA Kick-off
  • APASO Monologues
  • APASO Pageant
  • Cultural Vogue
  • Lunar New Year

Participating in APASO was one of the most influential time in my college experience. There were many things I learned and continue to grow from as I reflect on the experience. I gained several skills including:

  • Planning and facilitating events
  • Conducting meetings
  • Working in a team setting
  • archival work

APASO 2013-2014  

APASO 2015