OCAT works collaboratively with APASO (Asian Pacific American Student Organization), the Asian Pacific American Studies Program other MSU Departments to put on quality APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) programming. For more information on these events, contact Meaghan Kozar (kozarmea@msu.edu).

Download a copy of APASO’s 25th Anniversary Celebration & Reunion.

APIDA Heritage Month 2021 Events*

Join the Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions (OCAT) and the Asian Pacific American Student Organization (APASO) for a community vigil honoring the victims of the Atlanta Spa Mass Shootings. This community vigil will take place on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 @ 8:00pm EDT at The Rock on the MSU campus (Farm Lane at the Red Cedar River).

In order to maintain and follow safe COVID-19 guidelines, we ask you to register for this event and complete a health screening prior to attending the vigil at the Rock.

The Vigil will also be livestreamed on OCAT’s Facebook Page.

Email ocat@msu.edu with any questions. 


Supporting our students during increase in anti-Asian attacks


APIDA Student Success

The Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative (NSSC) created the APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) Student Success Committee as part of the NSSC’s Identity Conscious Student Success Initiatives. The purpose of the APIDA Student Success Committee is to intentionally increase student success efforts and close the opportunity gaps that exist. Goals include but are not limited to increasing graduation rates, shorten time to degree, and close opportunity gaps.

MSU APIDA Family Day Welcome Video from MSU’s APIDA community

APIDA Resource Guide

(forthcoming) The APIDA Resource Guide aims to support APIDA students through centralizing resources at MSU in order to help promote student success. If you have resources or recommendations to add, please email ocat@msu.edu.




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