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 and Native American students.
Events and Photo Galleries
Open House & Reception
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.
Hispanic Heritage Month
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.
Multicultural Halloween Celebration
The center provides leadership and support to student organizations in organizing the annual celebration, which includes:
- 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
Native American Heritage Month
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.
Chinese & Vietnamese Lunar New Year
The center offers an annual celebration of the Chinese and Vietnamese Lunar New Year.
Asian Heritage Month
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.
An Annual event to:
- honor graduating students
- recognize student winners of the Asian Heritage Month Essay Contest and the Asian Friendship Games
- thank student leaders, faculty and staff who have made a contribution to the Center during the academic year
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.
Film Series/Book Discussions/Workshops
The Center provides personal and cultural support to the Asian and Native American Student Council in organizing various film series, discussions, and workshops to educate and to bring awareness to issues relevant to multicultural students.