Welcome to the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center

About Us

The Asian & Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) is a space to engage on-campus and online students and members of the community around the Asian and Pacific Islander experience. We provide opportunities for engagement around the intersectional experiences of Asian and Pacific Islanders, the pursuit towards academic excellence, and the emergence of professional passion.

We welcome everyone to join us – even from a distance. If you would like to be connected to our resources from afar, please let us know, and we will work to include you in our efforts.

Our Mission

The Asian & Pacific Cultural Center at Oregon State University was established to provide a welcoming and engaging space for the retention and success of students. We do this through academic, cultural, and social programming addressing the personal needs, academic excellence, and professional development of Asian and Pacific Islanders.

Our Vision

We will actively engage the Oregon State University community in academic excellence, critical thinking, professional development, and civic engagement with an emphasis on social justice and intersectional initiatives related to Asian and Pacific Islanders.

 

APCC Staff

  • Reagan Le: Assistant Director
  • Erica Suh: Communication Representative
  • Nathan Stewart: Graphic Designer
  • Rose Nguyen: Student Leadership Liaison
  • Lexa Alexandra: Student Leadership Liaison
  • Abby Pasion: Student Success Peer Facilitator
  • Audrey Kadoya: Student Success Peer Facilitator
  • Peter Le: Student Success Peer Facilitator
  • Pyrene Luhur: Student Success Peer Facilitator
  • Tina Vo: Student Success Peer Facilitator
  • Lita Pakola: Student Success Peer Facilitator
  • Walker Vave: Graduate Assistant

Our History

The initiative for the establishment of the Asian Cultural Center (ACC) at Oregon State University started as early as 1980 and was officially established in 1990. The ACC gained its first space in 1990 in Snell Hall 131 and then moved to its former permanent space in 1991 at 2638 NW Jackson Street in the College Hill West Historic District. The Asian Cultural Center was renamed as the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) in 2003 to be inclusive of the Pacific Islander communities.

The new Asian & Pacific Cultural Center located in the heart of campus at 2695 SW Jefferson Way, broke ground on May 5th, 2014 and officially opened to the general public on February 9th, 2015. The construction of the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center was supported by generous donors to The Campaign for OSU, the university’s first campus-wide fundraising initiative, as well as by the university, the OSU Foundation and the students of OSU through their student fees. Significant amount of support came from Joyce Collin Furman ’64 and the Meyer Memorial Trust.

 

Our Resources

Our space and resources we offer are open to all students, faculty, staff, and OSU community.

Tutoring every Thursday from 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
Fully-equipped kitchen
Computers
TV & video games
Lounge
Study space
Quiet room
Piano
Library of books on Asian-American topics
Collection of Asian films
Gender-inclusive bathrooms

Our Location & Hours

Asian & Pacific Cultural Center
2695 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
(541) 737–6361

Operating Hours
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Summer Hours (June 22 - August 27)
Monday - Thursday: 1:00 PM–5:00 PM
Friday: Closed