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The ODU community has joined together to share our message that when one of us is hurt, we all hurt. We are committed to supporting each other by continuing to learn from one another and listening to the stories we bear.

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The Asian American student communities reflect diverse cultures and expressions of identities. The Office of Intercultural Relations presents and supports programs, events, and initiatives that celebrates, raise awareness and educates the Monarch community on the impact, heritage, lived experiences and contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)

Read: Addressing Anti-Asian Racism in the University

May is the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Global Family Welcome Global Family Welcome
Involvement Fair 2019 Involvement Fair

Read: Addressing Anti-Asian Racism in the University

Asian Students In America (A.S.I.A.)

A.S.I.A. is a student affinity group whose members are representatives from our Asian American student organizations. Committed to representing and highlighting the varied perspectives and lived experiences within our Asian American student communities, members are committed to building a strong Asian American university community, enhance connections between international Asian identifying students and Asian Americans, and raise awareness and knowledge of the history and current experiences of ethnic and racial groups in the United States who are of Asian descent

Asian Student Welcome Dinner

Celebrating Asian and Asian American culture, the Asian Student Welcome Dinner brings together students, Asian and Asian American university organizations, and faculty for an evening of music, dance, fellowship, and food.

Asian Seasons

The end of the spring academic year occurs during the nationally scheduled Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. To honor and acknowledge the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States, Asian Seasons consist of a series of fall and spring programs, activities, and events that reflect contemporary issues, challenges and cultural performances.

Asian Cultures Mane Hub Connection

Relax and or study in the Asian Cultures Mane Hub space located in the Webb Center near Subway eatery

Asian American Community Connection

Asian Caucus Asian Caucus
Asian Pacific American Student Union APASU
Chinese Culture and Language Club Chinese Club
Filipino American Student Association FASA

Japanese and American Student Association JASA
Korean American Student Association OIR Feature
South Asian Student Association Asian Water Color
Vietnamese Student Association ODU VSA

AAPI Student Organization Signature Events

A night dedicated to the showing of a play written and directed by our very own Culture Night Chair. The play features a major issue faced by Filipinos through a narrative format including cultural dances, music, art, and history. FASA members act and dance in the play that usually occurs in the spring semester, late March or early April.

Culture Night Show

Culture Night is an annual theatrical production that is held at a location near campus led by ODU Vietnamese Students Association. This production is a play that transpires into storytelling, including musical performances that represent modern and traditional Vietnamese culture.

Vietnamese Culture Night

Community Resources

Scholarship Opportunities


Lesa Clark

Executive Director | Office of Intercultural Relations

lclark@odu.edu | 757-683-4406