The Asian Pacific Islander (API) Caucus exists to support the professional development of its members and promote a greater understanding of the API experience, both domestic and global, through social work theory and practice. The API Caucus is dedicated to fostering greater diversity and cross-cultural competence within Columbia University School of Social Work by raising awareness of the API experience. It seeks to accomplish this by hosting panel discussions, guest speakers, and other networking and educational events for students, faculty members, alumnae of CSSW, and practicing professionals.