Finding Community Welcome
In the beginning of the Fall semester, organizations from all six cultural and resource centers and campus partners gather to provide information to incoming students about how to get involved in the campus community. This event also allows for mingling between students, interactive games, food, and music.
Open House & Faculty Fellows Luncheon
At the start of the semester, the center hosts an opportunity for new and old students to become more familiar with the space and meet new friends. Students also learn more about APASA programming and services, and meet the Faculty Fellows. The Faculty Fellows Program allows for a professor to host office hours in the center in order to break the perceived intimidation of interaction between faculty members and students, and build relationships with students outside of the classroom.
Rice Bowl Flag Football Tournament
In November, students, staff, alumni, and community members from APASA and the larger campus community create teams to participate in friendly competition over a game of flag football. Rice Bowl encourages team building and community outreach. Although this is a flag football tournament, participants are not obligated to play flag football; they are welcome to bring their own sport equipment, cheer on their favorite team, or indulge in the BBQ feast.
Lunar New Year Celebration
Asian and Pacific Islander communities celebrate the coming of a New Year in various ways. This event hopes to increase awareness of the traditions and values of the students in the space.
APA Heritage Month Kick Off
Although nationally recognized in May, APASA celebrates Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month in April. The Kick Off event aims to begin the celebration of culture through the invitation of influential guests in the APA community to speak about life growing up as being APA and their obstacles leading up to their current success. The goal is to break the many stereotypes associated with the identities in the APA community.
Lotus Laureate Graduation Convocation
In May, APASA invites graduating students and their friends and families to celebrate the accomplishments of the students and the APASA community. Learn more about this event here.