FiND, Forming our Identities through Networking and Development, is an Initiative in the Asian Pacific Islander Desi Affairs and is a Virtual and In-person program from *tentatively* August 19-21 for Fall ’21 semester and *tentatively* January 8-9 for Spring ’22 semester with monthly events throughout 2020-2021 for all incoming UF students who have self-identify as Asian/Asian American Pacific Islander Desi.
The program’s mission is to create a space to begin discussing and developing the Pan-ethnic Asian identity; to provide and introduce Asian and Asian American students in their first year on campus with support and resources to successfully adapt to the academic, co-curricular, personal, and social rigors of college, as well as the knowledge and skills necessary to persist during the remainder of their college experience.
FiND is a partnering with the Asian American Student Union (AASU), Asian American Studies, UF Housing & Residence Education, and the UF International Center.
Registration for Fall ’21 is between May 3, – July 26, 2021!
Facilitate successful introduction of academic integration among first year students by providing access to advising and mentorship from campus peers, faculty, and staff; providing referrals to campus resources; and providing opportunities for academic skills development.
Facilitate successful introduction of social integration among first year students by providing opportunities to connect with peers and build community; Facilitate exploration of, and involvement in, co-curricular activities and experiential learning opportunities.
Facilitate personal exploration of the Asian American identity by raising self-awareness through exploring personal backgrounds, personality traits and behaviors, and social and political realities to discuss practical ways to build coalitions within the Asian American community and beyond.