You Belong Here

UCR is a university of distinction and diversity where you can get a world-class education, prepare for a career and make lifelong friendships. UCR is one of the 10 campuses of the prestigious University of California, and is the fourth most diverse university in the nation.

Located just 50 miles east of Los Angeles, UCR offers it all — esteemed academics, faculty, research and resources, a strong Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community, ongoing events, and proximity to desert, mountain and coastal destinations. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you're welcome here.

In 1982, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students made up just 10 percent of UCR’s undergraduate population and 8 percent of the graduate student body. Today, nearly one-third of the entire student body is comprised of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students. Through Asian Pacific Student Programs, the Asian Pacific Islander Student Advisory Council and various affiliated student organizations, we unite as a community to support each other and enrich the campus with engaging cultural activities and events.

Who We Are
Who We Are

Unity in the Community

We value community. Everyone wins when we all come together to achieve common goals. APSP partners with campus and community groups to offer resources, activities, events and programs to help you connect, succeed and shine. Explore their websites and see how you can get involved.

On Campus

Asian Pacific Islander Student Advisory Council (APISAC) This council is a forum for direct exchanges between APSP and representatives of its affiliated student organizations. It serves as a representative voice of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander student community at the university, coordinates joint projects with APSP, and promotes awareness of the experience and culture of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community.


Off Campus

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles This organization advocates for civil rights, provides legal services and education, and builds coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.

Japanese American Citizens League, Riverside Chapter This local chapter of the national organization helps secure and maintain the civil rights of Japanese Americans and all others who are victimized by injustice and bigotry. JACL also works to promote cultural, educational and social values, and to preserve the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American community. It offers programs in four areas: youth activities, education, community relations and fellowship.

Save Our Chinatown Committee This nonprofit organization is committed to celebrating Riverside’s rich cultural heritage. Its mission is to conserve the city’s historic Chinatown site for current and future generations and the organization is now working to establish a signature park at this site.