PRISE = Pacific Islander/Asian American Resilience, Integrity, and Self-Empowerment through Education
PRISE is a student support program that enhances the experiences of Pacific Islanders and Asian American students at ARC. By fostering a supportive, culturally affirming, and empowering education, it strives to increase student success rates. It's open to all, including first-time, continuing, and returning students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Students must join the PRISE Learning Community in order to access specific course offerings and services.
|ENGWR 300||College Composition [Hybrid]||11426||W||10:30 am||Prieto|
|COMM 301||Introduction to Public Speaking||10457||M/W||12:00 pm||Coleman|
|ETHN 300||Introduction to Ethnic Studies||12687||Tu/Th||7:30 am||Carnero|
|ANTH 300||Biological Anthropology [Hybrid]||10847||Tu||10:30 am||Casper-Denman|
|ANTH 310||Cultural Anthropology [Hybrid]||10893||Th||10:30 am||Casper-Denman|
|ETHN 330||Introduction to Asian American Studies||18264||Tu/Th||3:00 pm||Carnero|
- Opportunity to connect with the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) campus community: students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
- Courses that focus on topics relevant to the AAPI communities
- Caring faculty and staff
- University field trips (free transportation, lunch, campus tour
- Lending library and Study Groups
- Guest Speakers: scholarships, study skills, internships, etc
- AAPI Graduation Ceremony
- Social and cultural activities
- Opportunity connect with the Pacific Islander/Asian American community on and off campus
Students who participate in campus programs tend to have higher success rates–not to mention a more fulfilling college experience. The faculty/staff and other students you’ll meet in PRISE often become mentors, future job references, and friends who will cheer you on during your educational journey. Plus, it’s free to join and requirements are minimal!
Note: Course offerings vary each semester. Moreover, some courses have a limited number of spots available and/or require a permission number.
- ENGWR 300: College Composition
- ENGWR 301: English Composition Classes
- COMM 301: Introduction to Public Speaking
- ANTH 300: Biological Anthropology
- ETHNS 300: Introduction to Ethnic Studies
- PSYC 300: General Principles
- PSYC 330: Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
PRISE courses are taught with a Pacific Islander and Asian American emphasis, highlighting the community college and cultural experience of these communities. While taking PRISE courses students will receive support inside and outside of the classrooms to promote a more cohesive, empowering, and supportive pathway to student success.
- Meet with PRISE/UNITE Center counselor once per semester
- High level of motivation and dedication from the student
UNITE Center Events
There are no upcoming events currently scheduled.