Pacific Islander Initiative

Mission Statement

The Pacific Islander (PI) Initiative is a student-centered program started through student activism at the University of California, Berkeley. It exists to support folks of Pacific Islander/Pasifika/Oceanian ancestry on campus as well as in the greater Bay Area. The PI Initiative promotes social justice in PI communities by offering programs and resources that uniquely center PI communities. Our goal is to empower PI communities to develop and maintain cultural interests, promote cross-cultural community building, and address disparities by increasing access to relevant and responsive resources.


  • serving as a campus resource on Pacific Islander issues and events

  • promoting multicultural awareness through student interaction and community involvement

  • promoting empowerment and self-esteem through community building on and off campus

  • promoting retention and addressing underrepresentation

  • sponsoring a diverse set of events, projects, programs, and activities


Angel Halafihi, PI Initiative Program Manager

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Angel Halafihi

Program Manager
Pacific Islander Initiative

Phone: (510) 423-8844

Location: 249 César E. Chávez Student Center


Asian Pacific American Student Development

249A César E. Chávez Student Center #2440