Asian Pacific Islander Subcommittee

APIRG exists to improve the quality of API students, faculty, and staff experiences on campus through actions and methods dedicated to celebrating our communities through programs and curriculum to celebrate API Heritage Month and through the provision of consultative support to the CCIE and to all College departments in service to the needs of API students, faculty, and staff of Saint Mary’s College.

Monthly Community Gatherings every 3rd or 4th Wednesday of the month @ 3pm. Get more info by joining our list serv with the link below!

 Join us at our API Community Forum on February 22nd from 12:30-1:30 PM. 

 Add us to your calendar here, or join the zoom now

Read our Response to the Recent Attacks on API Identities: A Letter from Asian Pacific Islanders Subcommittee and Kathy Littles 

The Asian Pacific Islander Subcommittee of the College Committee on Inclusive Excellence (CCIE) is outraged & angered by the horrific attacks on API people across the nation. We are calling on the Saint Mary's College community to become knowledgeable and to take action against any and all manifestations of structural racism and violence.  In the past few weeks, an 84 year old Thai man, Vicha Ratannapakdee, was killed after being pushed to the ground in San Francisco; an elderly Chinese man is shoved and thrown to the ground, a Chinese man is robbed at gunpoint in front of his home, and over 20 attacks against elderly women are reported all in Oakland’s Chinatown; a Filipino man, Noel Quintana, in New York City is slashed across his face with a blade; in San Jose a Vietnamese grandmother is robbed and assaulted; a recent fire occurred at the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay. Unfortunately, this list is not exhaustive; more robberies and assaults are coming to light daily. 

Read in full here.


If you are experiencing or witnessing hate crimes, all SMC community members can submit a BIRT report, or if you are feeling a particular impact from recent events and would like to speak to a counselor you can schedule an appointment, free for students, through CAPS, faculty and staff can contact the Claremont Employee Assistance Program.