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Mission Statement

The Asian American Student Association (AASA) at the University of Georgia is organized for the purpose of promoting and providing a cultural and political awareness of Asian and Asian American customs and diversity within the University and the local community. We also act as a support group for those of Asian descent as well as those interested in participating in the assocation’s activities, helping to achieve its principles and objectives.

Objectives

1. To enhance greater understanding among Asian Americans of different nationalities and their backgrounds.
2. To advance social awareness and growth of Asian American college students.
3. To promote interaction between the students of the University of Georgia through club-sponsored events.
4. To exchange culture and educate the greater university community.

With the help of Multicultural Services and Programs, AASA works to develop awareness among the students and faculty here at the University of Georgia about the many interesting facets of Asian Culture. By sponsoring social and cultural events, and promoting Asian speakers, we can help others to become aware of these many facets, and help preserve Asian Culture.

Signature Events

  • Battle of the Orgs
  • Lunar New Year Festival
  • End of Year Ball

History

1992
Hosted 1st Southeastern Asian Spring Olympic Games
Presented 1st Asian Heritage Week
Published Article “The Model Minority Myth: Sometimes Racism Wears a Smile” by Frank H. Wu in Kross Kultures Magazine

1993
Hosted 2nd Annual Southeastern Asian spring Olympic Games
Asian Student Union changed name to Asian American Student Association1994 Guest Speaker – Dr. Elaine H. Kim presents: “Challenges & Avenues of Success for the New Generation of Asian Americans”\

1995 
Trail Blazer – Ms. Wendy Fong became the 1st Asian contestant in the Miss UGA Pageant

1997
Hosted – Asian American Atlantic Coast student Union Conference
Guest Speaker – B.D. Wong presents: “Hope, Change & Equality for Asian Americans”

2003
Reestablished Asian American Student Association by Sarah Chen

2006
Presented – Asian Heritage Month held in over a decade