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About APIDA Student Involvement


The mission of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Student Involvement and Advocacy is:

  • To promote Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) students' involvement and engagement on campus.
  • To foster the personal, ethnic and racial identity and leadership development of APIDA students at the University of Maryland
  • To promote the development of a pan-Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Desi American community that is connected to and collaborates with other cultural communities.
  • To advocate on behalf of APIDA students and to empower and educate students to advocate for themselves.
  • To build a network of campus and community resources to support APIDA students.

Our work will be guided by a commitment to social justice and be informed by past and ongoing research.

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