Our History 

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We’ve come a long way...

In 1982, Asian Pacific students made up just 10% of UCR’s undergraduate population, and 8%of the graduate student body. In April of 1989, representatives of the Inter-Asian Club Council, the Chinese Students Association, the Japanese Students Association, the Asian Indian Students Association, and Katipunan (the Filipino Student Union) submitted a proposal to UCR requesting a full-time advisor to “coordinate the active needs of the Asian Students Program.” Four months later, APSP opened its doors.

Ever since, we have grown in strength and numbers, and student involvement has increased. Today, 40% of UCR’s student body is comprised of Asian Pacific students. We have come a long way in establishing our presence and cultural imprint on this diverse campus.

APSP Historical Milestones

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