The Asian and Native American Center was created in the fall of 1997 to serve Wright State Asian and Native American community by providing a home for all students, faculty and staff interested in the Asian and Native American cultures. It also serves as an informational resource center and plays a vital role in serving as a cultural liaison between the university and Dayton communities.
The main functions of the Asian and Native American Center are to:
- Offer support services for the success of Asian and Native American students.
- Advocate on their behalf to the university administration.
- Raise awareness in the campus community on Asian and Native American issues.
- Offer cultural events aimed not only at enhancing the Asian and Native American students' sense of identity, but also developing an appreciation for the Asian and Native American cultures among all members of the Wright State community.
Programs & Activities
The center's programs and activities include:
- Lecture Series
- Cultural Celebrations
- Leadership Program
- Recognition/Awards Program
- Open House/Receptions
- Film Series
- Native American Heritage Month Celebration
- Asian Heritage Month Celebration
The center works collaboratively with the Bolinga Black Cultural Resource Center and Women's Center to co-sponsor common programs featuring the uniqueness and commonalities among the three centers. Additionally, the center also collaborates with other units and academic departments on educational and cultural programs. Located in 154 Millett, (937) 775-2798, the center is a "home away from home" for all students on campus.
Visit the center’s website for frequent updates and detailed information on the center’s events.