Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month was first established in 1977 when resolutions were introduced asking the President to declare the first 10 days of May as Asian/Pacific Week. In 1978 Asian/Pacific Week became an annual event and in 1990, the entire month of May was proclaimed Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

APIH is celebrated during April at the University of Miami. The Asian American Students Association (AASA) and the Filipino Students Association (FSA) co-chair the month’s events which commemorate, recognize and celebrate the diverse contributions Asian/Pacific Americans have made.

If you are interested in being a part of the committee and would like to help plan one of the events, or you would like information on becoming a sponsor, please contact MSA at (305) 284-2855.