The Swarthmore Asian Organization (SAO), est. 1987, is a support, social, and political group open to any Swarthmore student who self-identifies as an Asian, Pacific Islander, Asian American, or Pacific Islander American. SAO aims to provide:
- A safe place for API/As to find community and support
- An educational and cultural setting to explore, share, and celebrate experiences and perspectives as API/As.
- A channel for political action, social awareness, and cultural programming for the campus community at large.