Asian-American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Resources 

At the College for Creative Studies, students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds are welcomed. We value the rich diversity amongst our community members and work collectively to ensure an equitable and inclusive environment for all CCS community members to grow, thrive, and learn. 

We are committed to supporting our Asian-American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the best way we can and continue to make strides toward advancing a safe and inclusive college environment. 

Introduction & Definitions

Source: Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

AAPI  – In the 2000 U.S. Census, the Federal Government defines “Asian American” to include persons having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent. “Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander” includes Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Guamanian or Chamorro, Fijian, Tongan, or Marshallese peoples and encompasses the people within the United States jurisdictions of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The previous “Asian and Pacific Islander” (API) category was separated into “Asian Americans” and “Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders” (NHOPI).

Communities use various names to describe themselves; these groupings are ultimately political and part of a dynamic, continuing process of self-determination and self-identification.

We use the term “Asian and Pacific Islander” to include all people of Asian, Asian American, or Pacific Islander ancestry who trace their origins to the countries, states, jurisdictions, and/or the diasporic communities of these geographic regions.

Resource Guide 

The Asian-American & Pacific Islander Resource Guide focuses on breaking down stereotypes, allyship, and advocacy for AAPI community perspectives and concerns. Recognizing CCS’ diverse community, it is vitally important to educate oneself and continue to create tangible steps to support a safe and inclusive campus.

Note – Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list and there may be other resources available.

Disclaimer We are not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with any organization, agency, or company listed (non-CCS resources).

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