Designations

Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI)

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI). To be eligible for AANAPISI status and funding, institutions must have an AAPI student population of 10% or more and demonstrate initiatives that support AAPI students.

After receiving the designation, the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Liberal Arts applied for and received an AANAPISI grant to improve and expand their capacity to serve Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) students. Through the grant, The Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC) was created to promote the success of AAPI students, affirm their AAPI identities, and cultivate a community committed to AAPI empowerment. Learn more about APARC.

Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP)

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is designated as Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) eligible under Title III and Title V programs of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEA).

Receiving this designation makes the UMN Twin Cities eligible for a waiver of the non-Federal share matching requirements under the Federal Work Study Program (FWS), the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG), and the TRIO Student Support Services Program under Title IV of the HEA, as well as the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program authorized by Title VI of the HEA.

Contact

To receive a copy of the designation letters, contact:

Virajita Singh
Assistant Vice Provost
singh023@umn.edu

Amelie Hyams
Program and Communications Manager
hyams003@umn.edu