Programs & Services

Programming

The ACC hosts programs and events throughout the year, some of which are held at the center as well as around IU campus. These initiatives include activities and gatherings, workshops, exhibitions, and discussions on contemporary issues, history, and culture related to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

  • Discussion Programs including "Over a Cup of Tea," a monthly education forum that focuses on Asian and Asian American issues and experiences; and "Who are Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders?" a monthly roundtable lunch on race and culture issues.
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a month-long celebration acknowledging the history, cultures, and contributions of AAPIs in the U.S.
  • Cultural Programs, such as Lunar New Year, Holi, Asian American Film Series, and "Asian Cultures Around Campus" featuring cooking demonstrations, henna, and calligraphy.
  • Retracing Our Roots, a program that offers challenging activities aimed at rediscovering identity, providing an opportunity to meet new friends, and developing one's potential.
  • Asian Language Learning Program, available to those interested in brushing on native speaking skills, or perhaps to simply learn basic survival phrases in a particular Asian language. Either way, we can help!
  • Let's Talk, a free and confidential consultation, with an emphasis on self-understanding and finding solutions to problems, connects students to other accessible campus resources.
  • English Tutoring Service, a free mentoring service that provides advice, support, attention, and kindness to students who need some guidance with cultural adjustment, campus life, and schoolwork.
  • Volunteer Opportunities at the ACC include: teaching an Asian language class, serving as an English conversation partner, contributing a cultural performance at special events, and helping with setup/clean up/general assistance during ACC events.

The Midwest has the smallest percentage of the Asian American population.

From Pew Research Center, based on U.S. Census data. The Census only includes people of East Asian, South Asia, and Southeast Asian backgrounds under the term "Asian American."