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Asian & Asian American Center (A3C)

The mission of the Asian & Asian American Center (A3C) is to acknowledge and celebrate the rich diversity that Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) students bring to Cornell and to   actively foster a supportive and inclusive campus community. We create and promote positive interactions to contribute to the multicultural education of all students and to the social/cultural development of leaders. A3C’s efforts are guided by our four pillars: advocacy, education, identity and  community-building. We strive to be an affirming and responsive space that enhances sense of belonging. All are welcome and encouraged to get involved and engage in our programs.

  • A​dvocacy
    Serve as an advocate for students. Advise on matters that impact the community and offer guidance on specific issues as they arise.

  • Community
    Connect and collaborate with students, staff, faculty, and members of the Ithaca community to create a space that serves as a second home for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) students.
  • Education
    Provide resources and conduct educational workshops and trainings for the campus.
  • Identity
    Foster space for students to explore their multiple and intersecting identities.
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