Mission: The Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center (AA/PIRC) co-creates engagement with students who identify as part of the Asian American, Pacific Islander, & Southwest Asian & North African (AA/PI/SWANA) diaspora at UC Santa Cruz; exploring the complexities of their holistic experiences, and individual and collective identities. AA/PIRC’s engagement includes leadership and holistic development, along with educational opportunities with, for, and in support of AA/PI/SWANA communities. 

Vision: AA/PIRC envisions AA/PI/SWANA communities to be affirmed and empowered in their identities. We imagine individual and collective healing, wholeness, and liberation from oppression, both within and expansive of their existences in relation with UC Santa Cruz.