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About us


As Vanderbilt’s Asian American Student Association (AASA), our purpose is to promote and provide a cultural and political awareness of Asian and Asian-American customs and diversity within the University and local community.

A Message from our President



Welcome to the Vanderbilt AASA website! Here, you can meet our wonderful board members, learn about our major programs, read the AASA Blog, and find out how to get involved in our organization.

As Vanderbilt AASA, we aim to promote cultural awareness and education about Asian and Asian-American culture to not only the Vanderbilt community, but also the surrounding Nashville community. We fulfill this mission in so many different ways, whether through thought-provoking panel discussions, teaching and learning traditional dances, or sharing our love of delicious Asian food. However, the things we do go far beyond that and make for a truly unique experience. As one of the largest multicultural orgs on campus, AASA strives to build a community - a family away from home. Regardless of your background, there is a place for you in AASA. We welcome all people, because diversity in experiences strengthens our community and facilitates the fulfillment of our mission. We are incredibly passionate about what we do, and we invite you to join us on this journey!

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Emily Xu
AASA President 2017-2018