The CAA Chinese Chapter is a descendant of the Chinese Student Club formed over 100 years ago to help ethnic Chinese students overcome social and economic barriers while attending UC Berkeley.  It is one of the oldest chapters of CAA's 75 chartered chapters.

In addition to organizing numerous events in the past, the Chinese Chapter has, along with its sister organization, the UC Chinese Alumni Foundation, endowed over 35 scholarships which are awarded annually to student leaders at Cal, by-far the most by any individual or organization at Cal.

The Chinese Chapter was awarded Alumni Chapter of the Year five times in the past (1984, 1988, 1994, 1997, and 2001) and has just been selected again as the 2018 Loyal Company Outstanding Volunteer Group (new name of the Alumni Chapter of the Year award) by the Cal Alumni Association.

The Chinese Chapter continues to sponsor social and professional gatherings on topics that support our members and those related to Chinese culture, current society and China's increasing role on the world stage.