Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Student Center

Our Story

In December 2015, PSU students gathered to voice their concerns over campus climate and demand more resources for students of color. These demands included the creation of a student center for the Asian and Pacific Islander community. Soon after, President Wim Wiewel announced to campus the opening of two new cultural resource centers. After months of planning, the Pacific Islander, Asian, and Asian American Student Center and Pan-African Commons opened in fall of 2016. 

For more information on the process the Cultural Resource Centers have implemented in opening the new student centers please go to Gathering Space: Building Community.

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Contact Us | (503) 725-9391

Physical Location 
1825 SW Broadway Suite 235
Portland, OR 97201

Mailing Address 
Cultural Resource Centers, 
Portland State University 
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97201

Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American Student Center (PIAAA Center) Program Coordinator: Bree Kalima (, 503-725-9390.

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Our Mission

The Pacific Islander, Asian and Asian American (PIAAA) Student Center at Portland State University offers an engaging and accepting space to address the diverse and changing needs of our Asian and Pacific Islander student communities. PIAAA strengthens the identity of API students through accessible programming, inter-cultural community building, and social justice education. All students are welcome. 


Hours & Location

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Monday to Friday

Closed on weekends and when the university is closed.
Hours Vary When Classes are Not in Session. 



Accessibility Accommodations

There are two accessible entrances to the Smith Memorial Student Union - on the North and East sides of the building. Please see the Smith ADA Access PDF for more information. 

We do our best to create events with accessibility in mind. However, if you feel you may need additional accessibility or support in order to fully enjoy any of our programs, please let us know! You may also contact the Disability Resource Center. While Service Animals are always welcome, the Cultural Resource Centers does not allow pets in our spaces. 



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