Asian American and Pacific Islander student organizations play a major role in campus community building. These organizations are important allies for A/PIA Studies. Many collaborations take place throughout the academic year that bridge faculty and student activism, as well as curricular and co-curricular institutional structures. A/PIA Studies supports student funding requests for academically-oriented initiatives, especially when there are connections with ongoing courses and involve the participation of students enrolled in the academic minor as well as faculty. Student organizations who wish to request financial support are encouraged to consult with the Director of A/PIA Studies.