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SIG Focus: Asian American & Pacific Islander

NACAC Special Interest Groups (SIGs) nurture the growing diversity in our association by providing "micro" communities where members can network and add value to their membership experience. These smaller subsets of members are formed for the purpose of knowledge sharing and discussion among members with similar interests whether they are specific subjects, issues or type of institution, or students they serve. 

The mission of the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Special Interest Group is to bring awareness of AAPI issues to NACAC members. The group provides resources and support for AAPI professionals and counselors who work with AAPI students. 

We meet annually during the NACAC national conference to discuss current issues and trends impacting our work. In an effort to bring those topics to a broader audience, we encourage members to develop and submit session proposals for upcoming national conferences. Outside of our annual meetings at conferences, we share information and network via our AAPI Exchange Group, which interested professionals can join. 

Examples of sessions that have been presented at past NACAC national conferences include:

  • Understanding and Responding to the Tiger Mom: Research and Practice - 2014 national conference in Indianapolis
  • Is There an Anti-Asian Bias in College Admissions? – 2012 national conference in Denver
  • Underrepresented Asian American Students:  Understanding their Culture, Values, and Challenges - 2011 national conference in New Orleans. 

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