Asian/Asian American Student Affairs

AAPI Community





Welcome to Asian/Asian American Student Affairs (A/AASA)! We hope that this page offers a glimpse into the Asian/Asian American community at Northwestern. Through various programs, outreach, and advising, A/AASA professional and support staff assists students in making the most of their experience at Northwestern and in the surrounding Evanston and Chicago communities. We encourage students to explore, celebrate, and develop their individual identities while also maturing in other areas including their academic studies, social lives, and career preparation.

A/AASA collaborates with the three other units within Multicultural Student Affairs, AASA, H/LSA, and the LGBT Resource Center, as well as various departments across campus to ensure a positive student experience.

If you have any questions please contact Louie Lainez, Director of Asian/Asian American Student Affairs.

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2014

AAPI Heritage Month 2014
Wednesday April 30
A Night of Spoken Word with Franny Choi
Parkes 122, 6:00-7:00 PM
Sponsored by APAC & A/AASA

Friday May 2
Candlelight Vigil for Sewol Ferry Accident Victims
The Rock, 8:00 PM
Sponsored by APAC, KASA, and KANU

Dragon Boat Festival
SPAC, 9:00 PM-12:00 AM
Sponsored by Taiwanese American Students Club

Saturday May 3
Tie Dye Event
Parkes 120, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Sponsored by China Care

CSA Game Show
Parkes Hall 2:00PM - 5:00PM

Sponsored by Chinese Students Association

AAIV Bondfire
Lakefill, 2:30PM-5:30PM
Sponsored by AAIV

Sunday May 4
Holi
Firepit, 2:00 PM
Sponsored by South Asian Student Alliance

AYS Benefit Dinner
Parkes Hall 122, 6:30 PM
Sponsored by Kappa Phi Lambda


Thai Night
Norris Louis Room, 6:30 PM
Sponsored by Thai Club

Monday May 5
Sigma Psi Zeta Clothesline Project (May 5-9, Norris Galleria):  Opening Reception
Norris Dittmar Gallery, 7:00 PM
Sponsored by Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc.

Thursday, May 8
Why ASEAN Matters in America: A Discussion with ASEAN Ambassadors
McCormick Tribune Center Forum, 4:00 PM
Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program, Equality Development and Globalization Studies Program, and Kellogg Global Program

Friday May 9
Cultural - East Asian Games
Lakefill, 4:00-6:00 PM
Sponsored by Pi Alpha Phi

Saturday May 10
Spring Speaker
Fisk 217, 2:00-4:00 PM
Sponsored by Chinese Students Association and Asian Pacific American Coalition

Mural Painting
Norris ARTica, 2:00-4:00 PM
Sponsored by Asian/Asian American Student Affairs

Bon AppeTea
Sheil Catholic Center, 7PM-10PM
Sponsored by AAIV

Sunday May 11
Bunkasai
Parkes 122, 2:00-5:00 PM
Sponsored by Japan Club

Spring Concert
Norris Dittmar Gallery, 3:00 PM
Sponsored by Chinese Music Society

UNITY Charity Fashion Show - Spring Gala
Hilton Orrington,
7:00-10:00 PM
Sponsored by UNITY Charity Fashion Show

Thursday May 15
Spring Show
McCormick Tribune Center Auditorium, 9:00 PM
Sponsored by Treblemakers

Friday May 16
KASA Show 2014
Ryan Auditorium, 8:00-11:00 PM
Sponsored by Korean American Students Association

Brown Sugar Goes Back to Bollywood: 15
th Anniversary Show
Jones Great Room, 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM
Sponsored by Brown Sugar

SASA Formal
Double Tree Hotel (Skokie, IL), 7:00-11:00 PM
Sponsored by South Asian Student Alliance

Saturday May 17
Kite Flying
Parkes 120, 12:00-1:00 PM
Sponsored by China Care

Global Village
Deering Meadow, 1:00-4:00 PM
Sponsored by AIESEC

Pinoy Show 2014:  Kaitanic
Ryan Auditorium, 7:00-11:00 PM
Sponsored by Kaibigan

Spring Show
McCormick Tribune Center Auditorium, 11:00 PM
Sponsored by Treblemakers

Brown Sugar Goes Back to Bollywood: 15
th Anniversary Show
Jones Great Room, 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM
Sponsored by Brown Sugar

Sunday May 18
Mural Painting
Norris ARTica, 2:00-4:00 PM
Sponsored by Asian/Asian American Student Affairs

Spring Show
Tech Auditorium, 7:30-9:00 PM
Sponsored by Typhoon Dance Troupe

Thursday May 22
VSA First General Interest Meeting
Location TBD, Time 8:00-9:00 PM
Sponsored by Vietnamese Student Association

Friday May 23
SASA Spring Concert
Norris Auditorium, 7:00 PM
Sponsored by South Asian Student Alliance

Saturday May 24
Deeva Spring Show
Ryan Auditorium, 7:00-9:00 PM
Sponsored by Deeva Dance Troupe

Spring Speaker
Swift 107, 4:00-6:00 PM
Sponsored by Taiwanese American Students Club

Friday May 30
JubilAsian 2014
Norris Louis Room, 6:30-8:30 PM
Sponsored by Asian/Asian American Student Affairs

Make A Gift

Please consider making a financial donation to Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA), one of the four MSA departments or one of our two large facilities. Your gift will truly make a big difference in the lives of our students during their time here at Northwestern University. Your donation to MSA helps us continue to build our community through education, advocacy, and opportunities. No matter how large or small, your contribution is a pledge to support MSA’s commitment to student success. On behalf of the students we serve, thanks in advance for your generosity! Visit the MSA gift page to make a gift.

A/AASA Resource Guide

If you're new to campus or the Evanston area and looking for places of interest for Asian/Asian Americans, check out our Resource Guide for the best places to eat, visit, or just hang out!

Weekly Email Listserv

The weekly announcements serve as an e-newsletter with information and news regarding opportunities that may be of interest to students. The email is sent out every Wednesday during the academic year (except the winter, spring, and summer breaks).

To subscribe to our listserv, send an email request to join!