Founded in the spring of 1995, the Asian American Alliance (AAA) is a student organization that strives to serve the Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) community at Columbia University. AAA is a collaborative organization that seeks to work with APIA and all students of color groups at Columbia to reach out to members of the university and the outside community at large. We aim to promote understanding, foster dialogue, and create a sense of awareness within Columbia University.
Our purpose is to educate ourselves and others, to organize, and to mobilize. We seek to cultivate a common understanding and a greater respect for the APIA community. We work with groups of all types and of all backgrounds including student of color organizations, progressive groups, student government, political organizations, community service organizations, off campus groups, student conferences, and the University administration.
AAA is organized into three committees that coordinate to further our mission: Political Committee, Service Committee, and Social Committee. New board members can apply to join as an organizational committee member (OCM) and rotate through all three committees to gain exposure to the wide range of projects we work on.