Who we are:
The Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) is a department within the Division of Student Affairs that supports the university’s core mission to foster an educational climate based on diversity and inclusiveness. The AACC offers a myriad of social, cultural, and educational opportunities designed to promote, respect and embrace the unique histories and cultural identities within the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) diaspora.
The AACC provides a supportive environment for all Rutgers students and encourage academic and professional excellence through internship opportunities, peer to peer mentorship, leadership and professional development, and exploration of identity.
APIDA is a pan-ethnic classification that includes those who are East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander. APIDA students represent 25% percent of the Rutgers New Brunswick student body. Acting as an informal home away from home for many undergraduate and graduate students, the AACC is a place where friendship, diversity, and unity bloom. The center provides students with a comfortable area to study, hold group meetings, host events, edit publications, and a place to socialize with friends. Students heavily utilize the Center throughout the academic year, as it reserved almost daily by student organizations.