The mission of the Pan Asian Council (PAC) is to promote and improve the quality of life of individuals identifying as Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Desi American, or under the Pan Asian umbrella. Anyone who supports uplifting University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students who identify within any of these distinctions is welcome to join.


Pan Asian Council Goals:

  • Address the diverse needs and concerns of Pan Asian members on campus

  • Act as a voice for Pan Asian-identified faculty, staff, and students

  • Serve as a formalized liaison between staff, faculty, students, and the greater University of Iowa communities

  • Support the University of Iowa effort towards recruitment and retention of faculty, staff and students


The University of Iowa Pan Asian Council was established in the Fall of 2019 by a group of faculty, staff, and graduate students in response to issues raised by their constituencies who historically have been underrepresented in institutions of higher education.