Asian American Center Mission and Services

Asian American Center Director and staff

Our Mission

The Asian American Center, founded in 1983, is a resource for the university and the Asian/Asian American communities and fosters a supportive environment for the academic and personal development of students through its year-round programs and services.  We acknowledge that we are on the stolen and unceded lands of the Pawtucket and Mass-adchu-es-et tribal nations. Acknowledging the land we are on is one way to critique our complicity in oppressive structures as well as move toward equitable, just, and sustainable change.

The center recognizes the complex identities that individuals have and we seek to support you with learning what place the AAC has in your identity journey. We hope to cultivate an experience that allows you to explore the contributions of Asian Americans, find as sense of belonging, as well as connect with other centers that represent various cultures and intersecting social identities present in the Tufts community. We are here to advocate for your needs to ensure a successful and meaningful college experience.

Programs and Services

The Asian American Center coordinates educational programs that focus on the Asian experience in the U.S.; offers resources for your transition to college; provides social opportunities to learn from and engage with peers; and informs students of campus events and opportunities. The Director is available for academic and personal advising and collaborates with other offices, faculty, and alumni to form an active network that ensures student interests and needs are addressed.

Reserving Space at the Asian American Center

The Asian American Center has a variety of rooms students, and student organizations can reserve for their use. To reserve a space at the AAC please use this form. Please submit requests at least a week before your intended event. Any questions can be sent to

As of September 2018, Start House is open to Tufts! Anyone with a Tufts Medford ID, student, faculty, or staff has access to the Asian American Center during regular hours. Come by to do homework, print documents, meet new people, or just hang out! If you’d like access outside regular hours, please contact us at