APIACU’s mission is to be the voice of Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) interests in higher education. It serves to promote AAPI success in higher education by:
- Improving access to and quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for low-income, underrepresented and underserved AAPI students;
- Advocating for low-income, underrepresented and underserved AAPI students, families, communities in higher education, as well as AAPI-serving institutions;
- Increasing the capacity and capabilities of member colleges and universities, especially AANAPISIs, to serve the diverse needs of all AAPIs along the spectrum of achievement;
- Supporting empirical research to advance knowledge about the diverse experiences of AAPIs in higher education.