Left to right: Connie Ngirchemat, Anna Louie, Alexandra Ena, Brandon Ros, Ilaisaane Fuka; Bottom row- Deanne Liu, Bora Yoon, Laurel Mayeda

Left to right: Connie Ngirchemat, Anna Louie, Alexandra Ena, Brandon Ros, Ilaisaane Fuka; Bottom row- Deanne Liu, Bora Yoon, Laurel Mayeda

 

CUSN Coordinators:

  • CUIP Intern – Ilaisaane Lolohea Fuka (‘Lolo’)
  • Bora Yoon

CUSN Core:

  • Deanne Liu 
  • Bora Yoon 
  • Helen Blom 
  • Nikolasi Saafi
  • Anna Louie
  • Connie Ngirchemat
  • Megan Spitzer
  • Alexandra Melendez
  • Reena Thomas
  • Theresa Atanoa
 

CUSN, pronounced “cousin”, is a peer program dedicated, but not exclusive to the Asian-American/ Pacific Islander (AA/PI) community at the Universtiy of California, Santa Cruz. As the enrollment rates of AA/PI students increase at UCSC, their presence and voices, needs and concerns increasingly impact the larger campus community.

CUSN offers AA/PI students opportunities to become involved in the community, resources to enhance academic performance, and a venue in which to create student networks. CUSN is dedicated to creating a safe space for academic excellence and leadership development by building long and lasting communiteis of diverse AA/PI students.

CUSN strives to serve the cultural needs of this community in hopes of educating members, non-member, and allies of the AA/PI community regarding cultural awareness and its significance.

 

CUSN Retreat

February 4, 2017

CUSN is a tight knit community that has and needs to have a strong bond amongst each other. The CUSN retreat was a space for the core members to come in and reveal who they are as individuals through bonding activities, reflections, and presenting the e2 history and Student Agency Toolkit. Through all these activities, we got to learn as a community what it means to work with each other and how important it is to stay grounded in who we are and what we can be, for the sake of being leaders for ourselves and greater community.

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CUSN Trivia Night

February 17, 2017

CUSN tries to implement a cultural aspect of the retention program for the Asian American and Pacific Islander students on campus. Through this event, we got to invite the general community of UC Santa Cruz to come in and learn about who we are and about real facts about the Asians and Pacific islanders. This was a space where CUSN got to show off and tell the community about things that are typically overlooked or aren't reflective in the history books. The best way to reveal our culture and where we come from is by appropriately educating others. And who better to educate others on AA/PI history and facts than AA/PI students themselves.

CUSN Meeting

Contact Us

EMAIL: cusnretentionucsc@gmail.com
FACEBOOK: fb.com/CUSNRetentionUCSC/