Join the Asian American Cultural Center and the Rutgers University–New Brunswick community in celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month! This month celebrates the unique cultures, traditions, and rich history of APIDA people in the United States. We invite you to participate in this year’s APIDA Heritage all month-long beginning April 1st through May 1st. Learn more about this month’s offerings!

Featured Events

AACC Weekly Processing Circle

Every Wednesday from March 24 – May 5, 2021 | 3 – 4 p.m.

Register for the event.

AACC is oferring weekly processing spaces with CAPS counselors for our APIDA community to heal during this difficult time. All are welcome with the option of 1 on 1 meeting with a CAPS Counselor or a staff member.

AACC Spring Office Hours

AACC Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday: Curtis | 2 – 3 p.m. EST
Thursday: Latoshia | 1 to 2 p.m. EST
Thursday: Naima | 2 – 3 p.m. EST

Join our office hours every week to ask questions, have one on one meetings, advising or to spend fun time with AACC professional staff.

Recent Communications

Violence Against the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Community

The Asian Pacific Islander Desi American community at large continues to face ongoing violence, hateful words and acts of bias, and in any many cases amongst the most vulnerable.  As we still mourn the eight lives lost from the mass shootings in Atlanta, six of them Asian women, we find that anti-Asian acts of hate and rhetoric persist. We unequivocally condemn these intimidation attempts, threats, injuries, assaults, and murders fueled by anti-Asian racism, misogyny, and white supremacy.  We condemn ALL violent and hateful acts and share in the interconnected pain that impacts any targeted group or individual.  Harm to one community brings harm to all communities. Please view our full statement and link to resources.

To view other communications and statements please visit our communications website.

Featured Stories

I decided to join the Asian American Cultural Center’s (AACC) junior intern program in the spring semester of my freshman year. This eventually led to my position as a senior intern the following year, which proved to be the highlight of my college career. This experience not only taught me how to logistically plan on-campus events, but allowed me to discover my passion for mentoring new Rutgers students. Read more about Patrick Lum’s experience.

On a humid summer day, TaeHo Lee spent his free afternoon at the Cook Organic Gardens. A recent Rutgers graduate, Lee was back at his alma mater helping friends work through compost bins, full of smiles and easy banter. Watching Lee, one would assume he always intended to study environmentalism. But when he first arrived at Rutgers, he was on a completely different path. Read more about TaeHo Lee’s journey.

Every year, the Rutgers community celebrates Pan Asian Lunar New Year. The annual event typically takes place in the Busch Student Center and is organized by the Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) and co-sponsored by the department of Residence Life. The AACC collaborates with numerous community based organizations to develop cultural programs and promotes diversity on campus. Read more about Pan Asian Lunar New Year.

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