The Strategic Asian and Pacific Islander (AandPI) Retention Initiative promotes academic excellence, connectedness, and empowering leadership for all students. SAandPIRI recognizes the diversity of the Asian and Pacific Islander (AandPI) diasporas at UC Davis in order to improve academic outcomes through culturally relevant programs and resources. With this in mind, the retention initiative supports the retention of historically marginalized AandPI students with a special focus on Filipinx, Southeast Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander populations.
Thanks to the advocacy of students, faculty, staff and allies, the Strategic Asian and Pacific Islander Retention Initiative (SAandPIRI) has been an active resource for students since Fall 2019. Within the first few years of the program, the SAandPI Retention Initiative has engaged with the various unique Asian American & Pacific Islander student populations at UC Davis through one-on-one support and multiple community events.
A gift to this fund will help to develop comprehensive support programs and provide resources to our students.