Vanderbilt University's

Asian American Student Association

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 Word from Our President


Welcome to the Vanderbilt AASA website! Here, you can meet our wonderful board members, learn about our major programs, and find out how to get more connected.

Founded in 1986, AASA strives to establish a lasting culture of activism and awareness regarding Asian and Asian American identity. We take pride in the breadth and depth of our events throughout the year, ranging from weekly committees and casual socials to the annual Lunar New Year Festival, which attracts hundreds of students, faculty, and Nashville residents each year. Whether you’re passionate about political activism or interested in traditional dances, AASA has a community for you during your time at Vanderbilt—and if not, please reach out to me or any of the board members with your idea! We invite you to work with us to make AASA organic, personal, and relevant to you and the community. Together, we can go beyond.

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Iris Kim
AASA President 2019-2020


We host frequent events for students to explore their identities, as well as have fun and eat food. These events include our annual Lunar New Year Festival, Asian Pacific Heritage Month events, and our social outings, among many others.