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Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI)

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students make up 16.3% (5,566) of Mason’s total student population (2016-2017), with One-Year Persistence Rate of 91.3% (2015) and Six-Year Graduation Rate of 73.7% (2010). There are over sixteen Asian cultural student organizations at Mason. APA students and other students who are interested in cross-cultural learning can get involved.  As a voice for the AAPI student population, Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC) works with other AAPI student cultural organizations to promote AAPI perspectives, raise cultural awareness towards AAPI issues, and network and collaborate with other progressive political voices on campus

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Though May is the national Heritage Month, the month of April is designated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month for the George Mason University community. During this month, Mason students, faculty, and staff will celebrate the cultural significance of Asian Pacific Americans as well as focus on issues of defining the Asian Pacific American identity, including other identities members of the community hold.  Events throughout the month celebrate Asian cultural heritages, acknowledge contributions and achievements, as well as provide an in-depth exploration of the roles of Asian Pacific Americans in American society.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Resources