The Pacific Islander Student Commission

As a part of the Associated Students of Washington (ASUW), the Pacific Islander Student Commission (PISC) is made up of the eight collaborative and collective communities of Pacific Islanders here on the University of Washington campus: AnakBayan Seattle, the Filipino American Student Association (FASA), Hui Hoaloha ‘Ulana, Micronesian Islands Club (MIC), Pi Nu Iota sorority,Pacific Islander Opportunity Network for Educational Equality and Representation (PIONEER)., Pacific Islander Partnerships in Education (P.I.P.E.), and the Polynesian Student Alliance (PSA). Our diverse membership welcomes Pacific Islanders from all walks of life, and we strive to increase cultural awareness and empowerment through political, educational, and social events. PISC aims to raise awareness and empower change for Pacific Islander issues and identity, and to increase solidarity amongst our various island communities. We also hope to provide the rich support and resources for Pacific Islander students’ success and growth here.

Although our home islands in Oceania are thousands of miles away from Seattle, we maintain the spirit and community values within ourselves as we navigate through the vast ocean of higher education. Join us in our canoe journies as we reach our destination of a more empowered future.

We are many. We are one. We are Oceania!

-Daniele Meñez, PISC Director 2015-2016