General Meetings

ASA General meetings are held during the academic year and are open to ALL students, faculty, and staff at Wright State University. Meetings are usually held in 154 Millett Hall, Multicultural Lounge.

Copies of meeting minutes are available in the AHNA Center. To receive information about our meetings, please contact ASA.

Cultural Events

One of the most important events of the year is the organization and celebration of the Asian Heritage Month in April. In 1978, Congress proclaimed the month of May as the Asian/Pacific Heritage Month to honor the contributions of Asian Americans to the United States history and culture.

May was chosen because it marks the anniversary of both the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to America in 1843, and the completion of the Golden Spike in 1869, which highlighted the contributions of Chinese Americans in building this country's transcontinental railroad.

Due to conflict with the academic calendar at Wright State University, which is on a quarter system, the Asian Heritage Month is observed a month prior to its national designation in May. Lectures, exhibitions, and film series reflective of the Asian American experience are offered on campus during the month of April.

Asian Culture Night, the annual event of the Asian Heritage Month, is a night of cultural explorASIAN through the performing arts. For many years, our students have participated in fashion shows, dances, and plays.

Leadership Conferences

Upcoming members of ASA attend the Midwest Asian American Students Union (MAASU) Spring Conference each year.

Participants have an opportunity to meet nationally recognized Asian American leaders and attend workshops relative to current issues dealing with the Asian American experience in the United States. This is also an opportunity for ASA members to network with other Asian American students around the nation.

Yearly Events

Open House - This event welcomes new, returning, and continuing students during Fall quarter. Inquiring members can learn more about the AHNA Center, ASA, Latinos Involved in Further Education (LIFE), and the Association of Native American Students (ANAS).

Multicultural Halloween - An event in which all cultural groups collaborate to showcase different cultures to the public at Wright State University through performances and cultural foods. A costume contest is also featured in which everyone is welcome to compete in so come out and have some fun!

Trip to Kings Island Fear Fest - Celebrate Halloween in style by going to Kings Island for rides and haunted trails.

Taste of Asia - Try exquisite cuisine representing different Asian delicacies at local restaurants.

End-of-the-Year Award Ceremony - This event recognizes graduating students, and leadership contributions of ASA officers and members. Newly elected ASA officers are introduced at this gathering.

End-of-the-Year Picnic - This event provides an opportunity for members to socialize before the end of the academic year.

And much more!

 Pictures of all events may be found in the picture gallery.