What is PAACH?

The PEER Mentoring Program

The Promoting Enriching Experiences and Relationships (PEER) Mentoring Program was established eleven years ago under the Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH). The program helps first year students adjust to college life, specifically life at the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout the year, there will be an emphasis on identity development, emotional health, academic success, belonging, and community consciousness. For more information, contact PEER Board.

We are currently accepting applications for mentees for the 2013-2014 school year!
Find out more about the program and how to apply here.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Week

Founded in 1993, Asian Pacific American Heritage Week is a week-long celebration of the rich and diverse heritage of Asian Pacific Americans.  It combines cultural and educational awareness with outreach to the community, while fostering an atmosphere of dialogue between the many different Asian American cultural groups and the greater Penn community.  With over 20 years of history behind it, APAHW is among the longest-running programming for minority students, and has a very established presence at the University of Pennsylvania.

This year’s theme is “The APAHW Network”. Find out more about us at http://www.apahw.org!

The Asian Pacific Student Coalition

The Asian Pacific Student Coalition is an umbrella group for 20 student organizations at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the years, APSC has been advocating for its constituency to the University administration, educating the community on minority issues, and more. APSC serves to represent Asian and Asian American community within the wider Penn community.

Read our welcome letter here.

Curious about what we do and what our mission is? Listen to testimonials from previous APSC board members and constituent presidents to find out more about the Asian Pacific Student Coalition. 


PAACH NSO Preceptorial
PREC 138.001 More than Twinkies, Desis, and FOBs: Penn’s Asian American Community
Saturday, August 24th :: 430pm – 6pm
Platt Rehearsal Room, Houston Hall 236

Nearly 25% of Penn students are of Asian heritage, but how do we fit in? What even defines “Asian”? Does it matter? Come discuss your experiences with identity and culture among other students of East, South, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander heritage and find out what it’s really like to be Asian/Asian American at Penn. Join current students in fun activities and in-depth conversations, get a glimpse inside the Asian American community on campus, and learn a little bit more about yourself! The preceptorial will be facilitated by student leaders from the Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute, PEER Mentoring Program, and the APA-TITE high school partnership program.

APSC Late Night Event: CelebrASIAN!
Sunday, August 25th :: 11pm – 1am
Hall of Flags, Houston Hall

The Asian Pacific Student Coalition is hosting a collaboration of various cultural groups on campus in a large scale event that will showcase Asian culture, including free food, games, performances, and more! New students from all backgrounds will get a taste of the vibrant culture of the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community here at Penn and meet students from organizations across campus. Collaborating organizations include alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority Inc. (aKDPhi), Asian Pacific American Heritage Week (APAHW), Chinese Students’ Association (CSA), Penn Hype, Japan Student Association (JSA), Korean Students Association (KSA), Lambda Phi Epsilon (LFE), Pan-Asian Dance Troupe, Penn Masti, Penn Taiwanese Society (PTS), Sigma Beta Rho (SBP), Sigma Psi Zeta (SYZ), South Asia Society (SAS), and Vietnamese Students’ Association (VSA).

PAACH Open House
Wednesday, September 11th :: 4pm – 6pm
Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall

Come join us at PAACH’s annual Open House!
*Meet new students´┐Ż or catch up with old friends!
*Meet the PAACH staff and learn about PAACH resources, programs, and events!
*Find out what the Penn APA community can offer you!

Refreshments will be served.

ARCH Block Party
Thursday, September 19th :: 5pm – 7pm
Penn Commons (between Houston Hall & College Hall)

Come celebrate the beginning of the 2013 Fall semester with Makuu, La Casa Latina, and PAACH!

*There will be food, desserts and an ice cream truck!
*Student performances and DJ!
*Meet new students and catch up with old friends!