Welcome to the AACC!

Established in 1981, the Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) exists to build and sustain a supportive Asian and Asian American community at Yale. Our central purpose is to enrich student life while providing a physical space to blend academic inquiry with cultural experience. 

We sponsor 50+ affiliate groups for students—both undergraduate and graduate–plus dozens of campus-wide events. Our team of staffers is responsible for dreaming up new programming and launching creative activities that celebrate Asian culture and heritageWe are passionate about championing the intellectual, social, and political fabric of Asian American identity, and we’d love for you to join us.

Recent News from the AACC: Pan Asian American Heritage Month (PAAHM)

The Asian American Cultural Center presents Pan Asian American Heritage Month 2018 Consciousness Rising, held from March 3rd to April 6th at Yale University. It is a series of events that we hope will spark discussion and inquiry about where we have come from as Asians and Asian Americans, and where we are going. Visit https://aacc.yalecollege.yale.edu/paahm for more information.

Apply to be a Satoda Scholar!

We are excited to announce the Satoda Scholars Program at the Asian American Cultural Center. Thanks to a generous gift from Mr. Yonekazu Satoda and his family, 2018 marks the second year of the AACC Satoda Scholars Program. The AACC Satoda Scholars Program awards research grants to undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students to conduct original research related to Japanese American Internment and Incarceration Studies more broadly. The AACC Satoda Scholars selected are each awarded $500 in research funding. Yale undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students are eligible. More information can be found at http://aacc.yalecollege.yale.edu/satoda-scholars-program.


295 Crown St
New Haven, CT 06510
Academic Year Open Hours: Monday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. and Friday 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

All Yale affiliated students, faculty, and staff can swipe in to the AACC using their Yale IDs during open hours. Students may also request Extended Access (Monday-Sunday 7am-11pm) or Study Access (24/7). For more information, please visit our application form (https://orgsync.com/150885/forms/272480).

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