Mission & History

Our Mission

The mission of A/PASS is to support and promote the academic persistence and social development of Asian and Pacific Islander students while serving as a source of cultral education for the UNC campus.

Our History at A/PASS

The Asian/Pacific American Student Services began in 1995 by Karie Yoshioka as an office in the Michener Office. In 1996, the Kohl House became the new and present home of APASS. Since then, multiple various student organizations have been created—The Japanese Culture and Anime Club, Japanese Language Club, Ha’aheo ‘O Hawai’i, Chinese Culture Club, and Halau Hula 'O Ha'aheo (Hula Club), allowing for students to engage in extra-curricular activities and community service.

The center houses both A/PASS and the Native American Student Services (NASS) and is the brick house located at 924 20th St. You may also reach the center by calling 970-351-1909. We have created a resource library and are continually increasing the holdings in the library. We also have a mini-computer lab downstairs with five new PC computers. All are hooked up to the university backbone, allowing access to the internet and e-mail. There is a networked printer to all the computers as well. The center has two kitchens available for all students to use and we invite all students to come visit the center!






  • Visit Kohl House for free printing, faxing and copying!