East Coast Asian American Student Union

Welcome to ECAASU

The East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to inspire, educate, and empower those interested in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues. Run solely by volunteers, ECAASU’s advocacy work is conducted through outreach to AAPI students organizations across the country and educating individuals on becoming agents of change through the various programs we hold over the course of the year, including an annual conference.

As of 2013, ECAASU is one of the most preeminent collegiate student organizations in the world. ECAASU has hosted 39 conferences and our 36 years of consecutive growth has pushed ECAASU to higher limits than ever before. The organization’s membership is primarily composed of universities from the eastern United States while its annual conferences draw students and activists from across the country.


Current Projects

Register to Vote

ECAASU has joined with APIAVote to encourage Asian Americans to vote for the upcoming elections. Register to vote through the link below.  You can also learn how elections work and why your vote is important.

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Campus Tours

Every Fall ECAASU visits several schools on a mission to ENGAGE local Asian American student leadership in the regions around the country. Being part of this tour you will learn more about APIA initiatives and issues, learn about ECAASU and the LONGEST-LASTING conference of its kind, and create an impact on your community with other great leaders! 

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Support ECAASU

The ECAASU National Team is a 501(c)3 that operates solely on donations. Please help our innovative and capacity-building programs that focus on empowering Asian American and Pacific Islander students to find their voice. With your donation, you can help us reach our goals for our 2012 projects. 

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Youth Leadership Week 2017

Interested in learning to organize and advocate for your community? ECAASU’s Youth Leadership Week is coming up. We will have workshops and activities where you can gain hard skills to become the advocate you’ve always aspired to be.

YLW will be a week of fun from Tuesday, June 20th to Friday, June 23rd in Washington D.C., at the doorstep of political powerhouses. Join in on the action with us. Register here!

Learn more here, and be sure to check out our event page on Facebook!

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