Supporters

We Support Affirmative Action in Higher Education

Race sensitive holistic admissions policies advance equal opportunity in our society for students of color, while also benefiting all students with the promotion of diverse learning environments. We are all in this fight together, and our future is intertwined with other disenfranchised communities. Only together can we provide education as a right for all.

Join us as a supporter!

These 135+ supporting organizations include many of the country’s oldest, largest, and most diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander groups with decades of civil rights and advocacy experience. 

18 Million Rising
After Bruce
Ainahau O Kaleponi Hawaiian Civic Club
Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment
American Educational Research Association: Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans, Special Interest Group
Anakbayan Inland Empire
Anakbayan Los Angeles
Angry Asian Man
API Equality – Northern California
API Equality – Los Angeles
Arab American Action Network (AAAN)
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles
Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA)
Asian American Intervarsity Fellowship
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
Asian American and Pacific Islander Research Coalition (ARC)
Asian American Psychological Association – Boston
Asian American Psychological Association – Phoenix
Asian American Student Union of UMD
Asian American Student Union of Scripps College
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – ALC
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles
Asian and Latino Community Services, Inc.
Asian Counseling and Referral Service
Asian Law Alliance
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, Los Angeles Chapter
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center
Asian Pacific American Network
Asian Pacific Americans for Action (APAA) at Cornell University
Asian Pacific Americans for Progress
Asian Pacific American Student Alliance, Rice University
Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance
Asian Pacific Coalition at UCLA
Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Asian Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance
Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council: A3PCON
Asian Resources, Inc.
Asian Student Conference
Asian Students in America (ASIA), Syracuse University
Asian Students in America (ASIA), University of Southern Florida
ASPIRE-LA
CAACTUS: Asian Student Alliance, University of Denver
CAAAV-Organizing Asian Communities
California Faculty Association – Asian Pacific Islander Caucus
California Federation of Teachers
CHAI | Counselors Helping (South) Asian/Indians, Inc.
Chapman University Asian Pacific Student Association
Chinese American Service League
Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles
Chinese for Affirmative Action
Chinese Progressive Association – San Francisco
Coalition of API American Collaborating Together to Unite the Southwest (CAACTUS)
Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community
Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
Daiso Japan
East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU)
Educated Men with Meaningful Messages
Empowering Pacific Islander Communities
Equal Justice Society
EskinaEksena
Families in Good Health
Filipino Advocates for Justice
Filipino Migrant Center
Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries
GABRIELA Los Angeles
Gay Asian Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY)
GenEq
Guam Communications Network
Habi Arts
Hamline University
Hmong American Partnership
Hmong Health Collaborative
Hmong National Development, Inc.
Hmong Women’s Heritage Association
Hyphen magazine
Japanese American Citizens League
K-12 News Network
K.W Lee Center for Leadership
Khmer Girls in Action
Korean American Resource and Cultural Center – Chicago
Korean-American Student Association of Florida State University
Korean Resource Center – Los Angeles
Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance
Lao Family Community Empowerment, Inc.
Laotian American National Alliance (LANA)
Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc.
Little Tokyo Roots
Little Tokyo Service Center CDC
Marshallese Educational Initiative
May Day Trans Queer Contingent
Merced Lao Family Community, Inc.
Midwest Asian American Students Union
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium
Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Alliance
New York City Asian American Student Conference (NYCAASC)
Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress (NCRR)
Northwestern University Asian Pacific American Coalition
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates
OCA – Eastern Virginia Chapter
OCA – Greater Los Angeles
OCA – Las Vegas
OCA – Sacramento
Office of Institutional Diversity, Harvey Mudd College
Pacific Islanders’ Association of California State University, Long Beach
Pacific Islander Health Partnership (PIHP)
Papa Ola Lokahi
Philippine American Association of Utah
Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California
Pilipino Academic Student Services (PASS)
Polynesian Community Center – Alaska
QAPA: Queer API Alliance of New England
REACH
Reappropriate
South Asian American Voices For Impact (SAAVI)
Samoan American Youth of Orange County
SEARAC – Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
South Asian American Policy & Research Institute (SAAPRI)
South Asian Helpline & Referral Agency (SAHARA)
South Asian Network
Southeast Asian Coalition
Southeast Asian Community Alliance
Student Coalition for Asian Pacific Empowerment of University of Southern California
SUNY Albany Asian American Alliance
Tafesilafa’i
Taulama for Tongans
Teach for America
The Center for APA Women
Tuesday Night Project
UCLA Center for EthnoCommunications
UMD AASU
UNITED SIKHS
United States Palestinian Community Network (USPCN)
USC Asian Pacific American Student Services
USC Haneulsori
West Coast Asian Pacific Islander Student Union (WCAPSU)

List of supporters updated as of 7/7/15

“I do not believe Harvard discriminates against Asian Americans or any other group of applicants. I have not seen any persuasive evidence to convince me that Harvard has a quota on Asian Americans or that it requires Asian Americans to have higher SAT scores than others who apply. I believe Asian American applicants, like others who apply, are rigorously and carefully reviewed in terms of their entire, quite comprehensive application, which includes far more than test scores and grades. I believe Harvard admits an exceptionally talented, diverse and inquisitive group of students from across the country and around the world, who contribute to and take full advantage of the university’s many academic and extracurricular pursuits and strengths.”

Professor Don Nakanishi, Ph.D., Director Emeritus, UCLA Asian American Studies Center / Yale BA 1971, Harvard PhD 1978, and actively involved in admissions at highly selective universities for over 45 years

former UC Berkeley Chancelor Chang-Lin Tien deceased October 30, 2002
The late UC Berkeley Chancellor Chang-lin Tien (1935-2002)