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

  • David Ryusaki - Interim Center Director
  • Ania - Leadership Liaison
  • Josh - Leadership Liaison
  • Erika - Graphic Designer
  • Alena - Communications Representative
  • Jason - Community Relations Representative
  • Maryanne - Community Relations Representative
  • Michelle - Community Relations Representative
  • Benson - Community Relations Representative
  • Dylan - Community Relations Representative
  • Kenny - Community Relations Representative

 

 

  

    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 1991. The ACC gained its first space in Snell Hall 131 and then moved to its former permanent space 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.

    Fully-equipped kitchen
    Computers
    TV & video games
    Lounge
    Study space
    Quiet room
    Piano
    Library of books on Asian and Pacific Islanders topics
    Gender-inclusive restrooms with diaper changing tables
    Community Garden

    Contact Information

    Asian & Pacific Cultural Center
    2695 SW Jefferson Way
    Corvallis, OR 97331

    Phone: (541) 737 – 6361

    Email: [email protected]

     

    Fall 2021 Center Hours

    Mondays through Thursdays: 12:00 to 7:00

    Fridays: By appointment; please email center staff.