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AARCC News and Upcoming Events



Asian American Awareness Month 2015- 15 years celebrating consciousness and culture


Kickoff with UIC Radio and other student performers

Wednesday, April 1

11:00 a.m-1:00 p.m

Quad East Campus
The AAAMonth Planning Committee invites everyone to hear and watch singers, dancers, spoken word artists, and other talents.


Keynote: Eddie Huang, author of memoir turned ABC show "Fresh off the Boat"

Friday, April 17

4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Illinois Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St.

Refreshments provided.




Download the calendar of events for Asian American Awareness Month here (PDF). This will be updated if changes happen.


Anti-Asian Racism Lunchbox March 17 Flyer

AARCC Lunchbox: “Anti-Asian Racism is Alive and Well in Chicago”

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
12:30-1:30 PM
Addams Hall, Room 200

Brandon Lee from the advocacy organization, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago, will be discussing the impact of anti–Asian racism on Asian American communities, as well as the history behind it. What can be done about it? Join us to find out!


This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and no RSVPs are needed or taken!


Please contact AARCC with any questions or accommodation requests at 312-413-9569 or aarcc@uic.edu.


Apply for AARCC Undergraduate Student Staff Positions for 2015-2016

We are looking for applicants for three undergraduate student staff positions.

Our Student Organization Outreach Coordinator is our liaison with Asian-interest student organizations; the Community Connections Coordinator assists with organizing programs to introduce the Chicago Asian community to UIC students; the Student Marketing Assistant assists with our publicity, social media, and Resource Book.


Download the AARCC Student Staff Application Packet for detailed job descriptions and the application. Apply by Monday, April 6th, 5 p.m. for best consideration.



The 2014-2015 Asian American Resource Book is now available!

Resource Book 2014-2015

This book contains information about campus resources, Asian and Asian American Studies classes, student organizations, scholarships, as well as Chicagoland associations that do work related to Asian Americans. Stop by the AARCC office and pick up your FREE copy, or you can view the pdf form through, http://aarcc.uic.edu/resourcebook.






Take the UIC AANAPISI On-line Demographic Survey of 2014-15 here:

Survey link: https://uic.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2gi2M3EI12ayscZ

ALL new and returning eligible students are asked to complete the survey once between Sept. 2014-May 2015. Please take the survey this year even if you have taken it in previous years. Qualifying respondents will be entered into a random drawing to receive one of a hundred $20 Amazon.com gift cards. For more information on who should take it: see UIC AANAPISI On-line Demographic Survey

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AARCC 2013-14 Annual Report

Here's an overview of our accomplishments this past academic year in our 2013-14 Annual Report.

Learn how you can benefit from AANAPISI at UIC


The University of Illinois at Chicago is a federally-designated Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The campus will receive close to $4 million dollars over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Education to support recruitment, retention and graduation of Asian American and Pacific Islander students and all UIC students.

See The UIC AANAPISI Initiative page for more information on the programs, scholarships, activities, and news related to UIC's AANAPISI Initiative.