Asian/Asian American Student Affairs offers a variety of programs that aim to promote awareness of the Asian/Asian American community at Northwestern. Our programming strengthens and celebrates Northwestern's Asian/Asian American community.

If there are any questions regarding the events on this page, please contact Louie Lainez at

MSA First-Year Activities Board

Through the First-Year Activities Board, you will meet and connect with other first-year students from around the University, learn about important resources designed to help you succeed at Northwestern, and develop important leadership skills that will last a lifetime. It's a fun, easy, and unique way of getting involved on campus.

Membership in the FAB is open to any first-year student. Complete this form to join!

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Kick Off 2012During Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May), the Northwestern community acknowledges this nationally recognized month throughout the spring quarter. Programming for Heritage Month, which actually spans from April through early June, includes cultural shows, films, speakers, presentations, discussions and social gatherings. For the Asian/Asian American community at Northwestern, this part of the year is a time to celebrate culture, tradition, and talent.

Asian/Asian American Student & Alumni Networking Event

Students and NUA5Asian/Asian American Student Affairs & the Northwestern University Asian/Asian American Alumni Association (NU-A5) partner in this event to offer undergraduate students, faculty, staff and alumni an opportnity to meet one another and talk about their experiences at and beyound Northwestern. This event allows students and alumni to begin bridging connections with one another and proivde an informal profressional mentoring network as students progress throughout their career.

Asian/Asian American Heritage Award

The Asian/Asian American Heritage Award is awarded to one graduating senior at the Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) Senior Celebration during the end of the spring quarter.

Award Inscription:

"The Asian/Asian American Heritage Award is given in recognition of the individual who has demonstrated committment, dedication, insight, leadership, and perserverance in his/her approach to life through continuous service to and support of the Northwestern Asian/Asian American community."

Past Receipts:
2014: Wendy Wen
2013: Satugarn Peter Limthongviratn
2012: Pamela Hung

2011: Omar Khalid
2010: A.J. Aguado
2009: Amy Chen
2008: Megan Chiou
2007: Amir Siddiqui
2006: Yaejoon Kwon
2005: Sarah Yun