Intercultural Student Success (ISS) is home to Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Desi Student Success, Black Student Success, LatinX and Native American Success, the Gender Equity Center, and the Pride Resource Center. ISS spaces, serve as a home away from home for students who live on- and off-campus.
Intercultural Student Success strives to provide enriching educational opportunities toward understanding and integrating intercultural dialogue, conflict management, and identity development that advances student success and community engagement.
Our foundational values are diversity and inclusion, social justice, leadership and civic engagement, advocacy, and empowerment.
Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi Student Success (APID) seeks to supports Asian, Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern students with building a sense of self-identity, being actively engaged on campus, and creating communities.
Black Student Success provides programs, resources, and advocacy for students of African descent at Pacific. As a program area within the department of Intercultural Student Success, Black Student Success aims to strengthen the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion and maximize persistence and graduation of students of African descent.
The Gender Equity Center aims to increase awareness and scholarship regarding gender issues, to celebrate and cultivate leadership for students both at Pacific and in the greater community, and to empower students to be active participants in bringing about social change.
The LatinX and Native American Student Success mission is to assist in retaining students, connecting students to internal and external resources, advising LatinX-focused and Native American student organizations in planning and developing rich and relevant programming around LatinX and Native American themes and issues. LatinX and Native American Student Success is also dedicated to helping the University’s commitment to diversity, inclusivity, national/international education and cross-cultural understanding.
The Pride Resource Center welcomes a diverse population of ethnic, religious, political and cultural values while promoting understanding and acceptance for those marginalized as a result of sexual/gender orientation. The Pride Resource Center supports a campus environment that is free from prejudice, harassment, and violence towards affiliated individuals and organizations. We provide educational programming, social activities, and advocacy with the goal of enhancing safety, tolerance, and quality of life within the Pacific community.