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Expanding Programs for the Asian & Asian American Center

Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
168 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 10, at 11:00 PM EST
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Expanding Programs for the Asian & Asian American Center

Building a better student experience through Identity, Education, Advocacy, and Community...

A Home Away From Home

The Asian and Asian American Center (A3C) is a resource and support center for students of Asian descent. Founded on the pillars of identity, education, advocacy, and community, the center serves as a home away from home for both students and student organizations alike. The A3C provides physical spaces for both meetings and studying, hosts a variety of programming ranging from social hours to educational dialogues, works to advocate for the experiences of students of Asian descent, and builds a more inclusive campus community.

The A3C was founded in 2009 thanks to the advocacy efforts of students, faculty, staff, and most importantly our alumni to serve as a space and resource for Asian and Asian American students on campus. Since its creation, the center has grown to support the needs of individual students, student organizations, and campus partners such as the Asian American Studies Program.

The funds raised through this campaign will go towards the following crucial support areas:

Current Programming

Funds will be used to expand current programming, such as:

  • A3C After Dark, a dinner and discussion series focusing on topics related to the Asian identity;
  • Asian American Studies Program joint events, such as Spam and Eggs, monthly community breakfast, and the Wednesday Lunch Series, a monthly lunch featuring staff/faculty and community leader speakers;
  • Social hours and activities, a series for students to relax and get to know each other;
  • Welcome Reception, Town Halls, and A3 Graduation.


A portion of the funds will go towards supporting annual co-sponsorships the A3C facilitates with student organizations such as Asia Night, one of the largest cultural events on campus, and CelebrAsian, an annual banquet to celebrate community achievements and recognize leaders. In addition, the A3C will set aside a portion of the funds to new co-sponsorships with the 80 Asian-affiliated student organizations on campus and for student scholarships to attend national conferences.

New Programs

Lastly, funds will be used to create new programs. The A3C will set aside a portion to help cover honorariums and speaking fees for future speakers and guests and support new student initiatives.

The Asian and Asian American Center invites YOU to join us in our efforts to support the experiences of our students and to foster a greater campus community for many years to come.

Help us build a better student experience. Help us continue to make Cornell University our home.

Choose a giving level


Lend a Helping Hand

Become a friend of the A3C


Expand our Community

Support the growth of annual events in our vibrant South Asian community, such as Pao Bhangra, Mock Shaadhi, and Diya Jale.


Feed Our Family

Provides food and supplies for one A3C After Dark event, a dinner and discussion series about Asian and Asian American issues on campus and nationwide


Celebrate the Center

Celebrate Cornell’s 150th birthday by supporting a center that enhances the student experience


Develop a Community

Provides co-sponsorship for our 80+ Asian-interest student organizations


Preserve a Tradition

Supports a semester’s worth of Spam and Eggs community breakfasts


Cultivate a Leader

Contributes to our fund towards sending our team of student interns to the annual three-day East Coast Asian American Student Union national conference


Honor the Center

Enhances Celebrasian, our annual community banquet to celebrate the 150+ student leaders on campus, and be featured in the event program


Establish a Legacy

Contributes to one large-scale program with a speaker on campus to talk about Asian and Asian American issues