The Affiliate Program aims to build a sustainable, better connected, and collaborative community of AAPI students along the East Coast. The program provides opportunities for collaboration, empowerment, and leadership development for AAPI student organizations within the program. In addition, the program will serve as a central connection where Affiliate Organizations can share resources and interact with other AAPI student organizations.

As an affiliate, you will be connected to the ECAASU network of partners and organizations, gain access to exclusive ECAASU events, and much more! Together, we can build a bigger, stronger network to make positive social change.

Anyone who is involved in the leadership of their A/API student organization is eligible to apply. 

Please note that the ECAASU Affiliate Program will have a $20 membership fee per year. If this fee presents a financial burden for your organization, please email We have a limited amount of waivers for the program. 

For questions, please contact the program's coordinator, Heather Nguyen, at


Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about our Affiliate Program. If your question is not answered here, please feel free to contact our Affiliate Program Coordinator, Heather Nguyen at

Why should I become an Affiliate Organization with ECAASU?
Because you’re busy managing your own organization but want to connect to the hundreds of other AAPI organization within your area and beyond! We love what we do: empowering and educating AAPI communities. Plus, we’ve been in the biz for a long time (since 1977!) and have built many great partnerships so you can seamlessly work with other organizations to best serve your interests. Seems like this program was made just for your organizations—especially since we share the same goal of creating positive social change.

Is this program the right one for our organization to join?
If you’re reading this, the Affiliate Organization program is right for you. Whether you run a well-established, brand-new, social, social justice, or up-and-coming AAPI organization, you’ve all got one thing in common: ECAASU’s Affiliate Program will help keep your organization stay networked, connected, and mobilized!

Is there a fee required to become an Affiliate?
The ECAASU Affiliate Program will have a $20 membership fee per year. If this fee presents a financial burden for your organization, please email Heather Nguyen, the Affiliate Program Coordinator, at We have a limited amount of waivers for the program.

What is the time commitment for being an Affiliate Organization?
Affiliate Organizations are expected to do a few things throughout the year in order to keep their status as an Affiliate Organization. Affiliate Organizations are expected to demonstrate support to both ECAASU and other Affiliate Organizations through organization programming, hosting workshops, and attending Conference. Whatever ends up happening, it’s up to your organization to determine what you’d like to do!

What does an Affiliate Organization do?
The Affiliate Program aims to build long-term and sustainable partnerships and programming in order to create a more unified and empowered AAPI community. What Affiliates do during the year is based on what best supports those organizations in the program.

Where can I get more information about this program?
For more information regarding the Affiliates Program and to see how you can get involved, contact the Affiliate Program Coordinator, Heather Nguyen, at For more ways to get involved with ECAASU, please contact us at