Staff and Faculty Organizations

Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus

Founding members are Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander employees at UD. They are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and non-resident aliens who are citizens of countries in East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and the Pacific Islands. Other employees and students, regardless of ethnic origin are welcome to be members of this caucus.

Off Campus Resources

Though the University does not endorse any particular external resource or guarantee their services, we recognize that there are many resources in our surrounding communities and throughout our region/country that are interested in advocating for Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Desi American students.
Chinese American Community Center

The Chinese American Community Center (CACC), is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 by a group of interested Chinese Americans in the Greater Wilmington Area. CACC is an Affiliate Agency of the United Way of Delaware.

Delaware Chinese American Association (DCAA)

The Delaware Chinese American Association (DCAA) was founded in 1997 to serve the Chinese American community in Delaware.

Indo American Association of Delaware (IAAD)

The Indo‐American Association of Delaware (IAAD) is a not for profit organization without political or religious affiliations, and was incorporated in Delaware in 1984. The Indo American Association of Delaware aims to promote general goodwill, friendship and unity among Indo-American community; promote Indian heritage for the benefit of younger community in the Indo-American community; and to organize specific social, educational, recreational and cultural activities to achieve the above objectives, and to educate the general public concerning the same.

Pilipino American Association of Delaware (PAAD)

The Philippine American Association of Delaware (PAAD) is a non-profit organization founded to advance the cultural, social, and economic well-being of Filipinos in Delaware and surrounding states.

Bengali Association of Delaware Valley (BADV)

Bengali Association of Delaware Valley (BADV), a non-profit organization, was founded in 2001. The primary objective of this organization is to add to the richness and cultural diversity of the region by fostering the rich cultural heritage of Bengalis.The association strives to bring together Bengali speaking people residing in the DE Valley region (Northern Delaware, SE Pennsylvania and Eastern Maryland) to collectively celebrate Saraswati Puja, Rabindra Jayanti, Durga Puja in addition to group activities like picnics.

Hindu Temple of Delaware (Lakshmi Temple)

The Hindu temple Association of Hockessin, is a non-profit association that caters to the religious, cultural and educational needs of a growing population of Indian families (6000+) in the tri-state area. The primary mission of the Hindu Temple is to cater to the spiritual needs of all Indian families and to celebrate all important milestones, rituals and festivals in a true traditional manner, thanks to our resident temple priests who are vedic scholars of Hinduism. The temple aims to get families together as a community and celebrate all important occasions in its premises.

Select National Associations & Organizations

Union of North American Vietnamese Student Associations (UNAVSA) 

Union of North American Vietnamese Student Associations is non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization. UNAVSA is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of leaders who will serve as stewards of the Vietnamese community. The mission of UNAVSA is to empower the next generation of Vietnamese leaders with a passion for service, propensity for leadership, and self-awareness with the intent of advocating for progress in the North American Vietnamese community.

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)

The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) helps Asian heritage scientific and engineering professionals achieve their full potential. SASE is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential. In addition to professional development, SASE also encourages members to contribute to the enhancement of the communities in which they live.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)

Rooted in the dreams of immigrants and inspired by the promise of opportunity, Asian Americans Advancing Justice  advances the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.

Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS)

Association for Asian American Studies is focused on professional standard of excellence in teaching and research in the field of Asian American Studies; promoting better understanding and closer ties between and among various sub-components within Asian American Studies: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Hawaiian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander, and other groups.

East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) 

East Coast Asian American Student Union’s(ECAASU) mission is to inspire, educate, and empower those interested in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues. Run solely by volunteers, ECAASU’s advocacy work is conducted through outreach to AAPI students and organizations across the country and educating individuals on becoming agents of change through the various programs we hold over the course of the year, including an annual conference.

National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)

National Association of Asian American Professionals is a non-profit organization that cultivates and empowers Asian & Pacific Islander leaders through leadership development, professional networking, and community service.

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP)

LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics) is a national, nonprofit organization, with a mission to achieve full participation and equality for Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) through leadership, empowerment, and policy.

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are the fastest growing racial group in the United States. The AAPI population is expected to more than double from 20 million to more than 51 million by 2060. With this tremendous growth comes the need to better understand and address the unique issues facing this diverse community.

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)

The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) helps Asian heritage scientific and engineering professionals achieve their full potential. SASE is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential. In addition to professional development, SASE also encourages members to contribute to the enhancement of the communities in which they live.

Organization of Chinese Americans – Asian American Advocates (OCA)

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates touches hundreds of thousands of AAPIs each year, OCA works with its organizational partners, members, chapters, and supporters to empower the next generation of leaders. OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAvote)

APIAVote is a national nonpartisan organization that works with partners to mobilize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in electoral and civic participation.

Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE)

Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education is dedicated to enhancing the educational opportunities for Asian and Pacific American students; promoting and supporting the hiring, retention, and advancement of qualified Asian and Pacific American faculty, staff, and administrators; and creating a better understanding of issues in the public affecting Asian and Pacific Americans in higher education.

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) Organizing Institute 

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO, is the first and only national organization of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) workers, most of who are union members, and our allies advancing worker, immigrant and civil rights.

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL)

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) seeks to empower Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) youth by increasing access to public service opportunities and building a strong AANHPI public service pipeline.

Seeding Change: A Center for Asian American Movement Building

Seeding Change grows a national Asian American movement to promote a just, sustainable, and democratic society. Our key strategies  include building a national pipeline for the next generation of AAPI organizers; creating an infrastructure for AAPI grassroots organizing; and experimenting with building power and scale for our movements toward a vibrant social and economic justice movement.

East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) 

East Coast Asian American Student Union’s(ECAASU) mission is to inspire, educate, and empower those interested in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues. Run solely by volunteers, ECAASU’s advocacy work is conducted through outreach to AAPI students and organizations across the country and educating individuals on becoming agents of change through the various programs we hold over the course of the year, including an annual conference.

Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.)

FIND, Inc. is student-led non profit organization dedicated to promoting unity and cooperation among Filipino & Filipino- American students. The purpose of FIND, Inc. shall be to promote unity and cooperation of Filipino students at colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools, or any other institutions of higher education.

Select Internships & Scholarships

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) – Clerkship & Internship Opportunities

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA) – Internship Opportunities

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – Summer Internship Program & Congressional Fellowship

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) – Summer Internship Opportunity

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) – Scholarship & Internship Program

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP) – LEAP Emerge Summer Internship Program

Seeding Change – National Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing & Civic Engagement

Organization of Chinese Americans – Asian Pacific American Advocates – National Internship Program

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) – Internship Opportunities  

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders – Internship Opportunities