Asian American Center Mission and History
The Asian American Center (AAC), founded in 1983 as a result of student activism, is a resource for the Asian and Asian American communities at Tufts University. The AAC fosters a supportive environment for the personal and social development of students through its programs and resources.
The center recognizes the complex identities that individuals have and we seek to support you in your identity journey. We hope to cultivate an experience that allows you to celebrate and reflect on the unique experiences of the Asian diaspora. We aim to help you to find a sense of belonging at Tufts, as well as connect you with other centers and resources to support your overall wellness and advocate for your needs to ensure a successful and meaningful college experience
Programs and Resources
- Events that address current needs of Asian & Asian American students, including guest speakers, socials, and workshops
- First-year support through peer mentorship and tailored curriculum in the Peer Leader Program
- A physical space for students to study, meet with others, and attend/host events
- Professional staff available to connect you to campus resources and support
In 2023, the Asian American Center is celebrating our 40th anniversary! We hope to update this page with more information and resources on our history soon.
In the meantime, check out this Senior Spotlight for Maria Fong, BFA21, who contributed to the Asian American Center Mural Room which opened following the center's expansion to all three floors of its current building in 2018.
- May 5, 2021: Drawing on Art to Create Community (TuftsNow)
- June 2, 2021: What Identity and Belonging Mean to Me (TuftsNow)
- May 18, 2022: Building a Career and a Legacy around My Family’s Asian American Identities (TuftsNow)
- April 7, 2023: The Asian American Center explores its legacy through ‘Our Histories, Our Future’ (Tufts Daily)
- April 12, 2023: Tufts’ Asian American Center Turns 40 (TuftsNow)
- April 13, 2023: Asian American Center celebrates 40th anniversary, power of student activism (Tufts Daily)
- May 2023: Commencement Video (Tufts University Instagram & TuftsNow)