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AARCC News and Upcoming Events


AARCC Lunchbox! DACA and Education Resources for South Asian Students


When: Tuesday, November 25

Where: African American Cultural Center Library

            Second Floor Addams Hall, Room 200

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Did you know that there are a growing number of South Asian students and youth who are undocumented, eligible for immigration relief, but have not yet applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)? Hear from UIC alum, DREAMer, (an undocumented immigrant who was brought to the United States as a child and had gone to school here) and SAAPRI volunteer Chirayu Patel about his inspirational story. Learn how undocumented youth and families can get help from local South Asian organizations. Hear from Manpreet Teji, youth ambassador for White House Initiative on AAPIs, about the bigger picture on resources for AAPI students.


This event is sponsored by South Asian American Policy & Research Institute, Apna Ghar, Chicago Desi Youth Rising, the Indo-American Center, UIC's Association of Indian Pharmacists in America, and Fearless Undocumented Alliance.


Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and no RSVPs are needed or taken!



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

IRB protocol #2011 - 0520


AARCC 2013-14 Annual Report

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


Director's Search Information

We will be posting at the AARCC website the latest updates on the director search.

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.