Students at an outdoor event

Community

The Program has sponsored and co-sponsored lectures, conferences, panel discussions, film series, and cultural events on campus and within the broader Ithaca community. Program faculty have also been involved in University initiatives focused on various aspects of academic and student life, including taskforces that have examined the role of ethnic studies at Cornell and the campus climate as it relates to Asian Americans. 

Daniel Hoddinott, Assistant Director of A3C and Nancy Martinsen, Associate Dean of Students and Director of A3C

The Asian and Asian American Center (A3C)

The Asian and Asian American Center (A3C)  brings together the rich diversity of Asian and Asian American student experiences to support a strong and inclusive campus community. A3C is a second home for Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Desi, and bi/multiracial undergraduate and graduate/professional students, allies, families and friends. It is a place that cares for them, advocates for them, celebrates them, and promotes their academic and personal success at Cornell University and beyond. The A3C is also the home of over 60 undergraduate and graduate student organizations and serves as a community center and gathering space for students, staff, and faculty. All are welcome in the center!

Pictured: Daniel Hoddinott, Assistant Director of A3C and Nancy Martinsen, Associate Dean of Students and Director of A3C.

"In short, A3C is anything that you need it to be. It is a resource center for campus news and Asian and Asian American current events. It is a hub for student organizations to communicate with one another. It is a counseling center and a safe space in which to relax. And most importantly, it is open to all. The A3C brings together students of all backgrounds in the hopes of creating a more inclusive community here on campus."

- Jack Yeh, '12