Office of Asian Pacific Islander Desi Student Engagement

The Office of Asian Pacific Islander Desi Student Engagement is dedicated to creating an inclusive and socially just environment where all forms of diversity are respected and recognized as integral to the UF experience.

Huy D. Huynh

Hall of Fame Inductees

Apply Today
Imageclose up shot of a smiling APIA student


SLAAM! Book Club
Learn More
352: Asian Business, too!
Learn More
Chai Chats
Learn More
Project Mottainai
Learn More
Saving Face
Learn More
Women's Power Hour
Learn More
Alternative Break: Cultural Immersion Trip
Learn More

Asian Pacific Islander Desi Student Engagement Library

Books, VHS', and DVDs are available for students to check out from the Asian Pacific Islander Desi Student Engagement Library.

Check out a book Today >



In the early 1990’s, the fight for Asian American resources (led by students) on this campus started. In the early 2000’s, there was increased administrative support for student-led initiatives for Asian American resources. Various administrators through the Dean of Students Office supported the movement for additional Asian American resources. There was a three-pronged approach: a Resource Center, Studies Program, and Director.

Read More >
A group of smiling students interacting at an event.
A smiling group of students in front of a step and repeat at an event.
A group of masked students looking at the camera sitting in a lecture a hall.