Asian/Asian Pacific American (A/APA) Programs and Services supports the many needs of AsianPacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) student communities at U.Va . As part of the Office of the Dean of Students, we provide support, assistance and advocacy to students and student groups through peer education, outreach, mentoring programs and leadership programs.
A/APAs at UVa comprise approximately 18% of the overall undergraduate student population. There are 40+ contracted independent organizations (CIOs) at the University that are geared towards the needs and interests of A/APA students. The Office of the Dean of Students is proud to support various student run programs and initiatives. These include the following:
- Peer Advising Family Network (PAFN)
- Asian Pacific American Leadership Training Institute (APALTI)
- Women’s Asian American Leadership Initiative (WAALI)
- Leadership retreats for the executive boards of various A/APA organizations (DiAPAson)
- Asian Pacific American Awareness Week (APAutumn)
- Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM)
For more information on any of these programs, look through the website or contact A/APA program coordinator, Marc Paulo Guzman, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We encourage you all to find ways to get involved and take advantage of the multitude of opportunities available through the Office of Dean of Students. Stop by to learn more about such programs, or if you want to discuss topics in regards to getting involved on grounds, identity development, interpersonal issues, career development, or anything else pertaining to your experience at the University of Virginia. We are located in the Student Programs & Councils (PAC) space on the first floor of Newcomb Hall.
Our Staff and Graduate Assistants
Marc Paulo Guzman (He | Him | His)
Assistant Director, Multicultural Student Services
Physical Location: Student Programs and Councils (PAC) Center, Room 164G
Mailing Address: PO BOX 400708, Charlottesville, VA 22904
Sintayehu Taye (email@example.com), Graduate Assistant of Multicultural Student Services
Date and Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-4PM Office: Newcomb Hall, LL42. Enter the LGBTQ Center and office is on the right.