The Center's programs and events are developed with input and support from the Advisory Board. Throughout the academic year, the
programs focus on the academic, cultural, historical, social, and personal aspects of Asian, Hispanic, and Native American students.
These programs/activities are listed below.
At the beginning of each academic year, the Center offers an "Open House" to introduce its staff and services offered to students, faculty and staff. The Center also co-sponsors with the Bolinga Cultural Resources Center and the Women's Center a joint reception to welcome new and returning students, faculty and staff.
The Center supports students' academic success, personal growth, leadership development, and community building by sending students to conferences that are not only aimed at enhancing the students' sense of identity but also offer students practical skills necessary for leadership in a culturally diverse society.
The Center provides personal and cultural support to the Asian/Hispanic/Native American Student Council in organizing various
film series, discussions, and workshops to educate and to bring awareness to issues relevant to multicultural students.
The Center provides leadership and support to student organizations in organizing the annual Multicultural Halloween Celebration which features the following:
The Center also offers an annual celebration of the Chinese and Vietnamese Lunar New Year.
- American Halloween
- Asian Indian Diwali
- Chinese and Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Festival
- Korean Chusok
- Cambodian Pachum Pen
- Japanese Bon Festival
- Mexico's "Day of the Dead" (Dia de los Muertos)
- Native American Fall Harvest
The Hispanic Heritage Month is held in September with numerous activities such as films, performers, music, panel discussions, and
speakers to highlight the Hispanic experience and its contributions to the American culture.
The Native American Heritage Month is held in November with numerous activities such as films, music, performers, speakers, and panel discussions to highlight the cultural legacy of America's native people.
The Asian Heritage Month is held in April with numerous activities such as films, performers, music, panel discussions, and speakers to highlight the Asian American experience and its contributions to the American culture.
Annual events to honor graduating students; to recognize student winners of the Asian Heritage Month Essay Contest and the Asian Friendship Games; and to thank student leaders, faculty and staff who have made a contribution to the Center during the academic year.
Our Resource and Referral Service connects students with the many academic services, programs and activities available on campus and in the community. It also serves as a "clearinghouse" to the campus and Dayton community for information regarding the
Asian, Hispanic, and Native American experience.