Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Services

We acknowledge that San Francisco State University and its campuses are located on the unceded ancestral homelands of the Ramaytush Ohlone and Coastal Miwok peoples. Indigenous peoples, ancestors, and elders have never ceded, lost, or forgotten their roles as caretakers of these lands. As guests we wish to pay our respect by recognizing their sovereign rights as First Peoples and affirm that they are still here.

Among the goals of Ethnic Studies is self-determination for Black, Indigenous, and communities of color often invisible to and within the academy. Self-determination, or the ability for dispossessed people to center one’s experiences in shaping one’s material reality was an impetus for the formation  and institutionalization of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Services and the Asian American & Pacific Islander Retention and Education (ASPIRE) Program in 2016.

The development of AA&PI Student Services centers student identities, narratives, and experiences that may have been invisible and or sidelined in the traditional work of student services. 

In AA&PI Student Services, advocating and creating opportunities for access and visibility is a priority for our students. This is accomplished with a partnership with the College of Ethnic Studies, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Division of Equity and Community Inclusion and our campus community.

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