Mission

The Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) serves as a center for Asian American and Pacific Islanders at The University of Iowa to have a space to interact with other minority students and to enhance their educational experience at The University of Iowa.

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Vision

The vision of the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center is to foster a space for affirming and healing student identities affiliated with the center and to create a space for fellowship and community building.  

History

The Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) was established in 2003 to serve as a center for Asian American and Pacific Islanders at The University of Iowa to have a space to interact with other students and to enhance their educational experience at The University of Iowa. The APACC provides a supportive and inclusive environment while providing programs that empower students, faculty, staff and community members to excel in their endeavors, stretch themselves to experience diversity, engage in activism, make positive choices, and serve their community

Amenities

The APACC resource center is available for programming and as a venue for University of Iowa student organizations’ events. It is equipped with: a fully-stocked kitchen, a living and dining room, game and study rooms, a library, wireless internet (Netflix, Pandora) computer and printers for our patrons to use, TVs, DVD players, various board games, and a karaoke machine. The APACC resource center has anything you need to host a program, make a meal, study, or simply relax and socialize with friends!

Location

223 Lucon Drive, Iowa City, Iowa

Hours

Beginning Wednesday, August 23, 2021, the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center will operate with the following hours:

Monday-Thursday, 12:00-8:00pm

Phone

(319) 335-2719

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Upcoming Events

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Lunar New Year Celebration

Thursday, February 3, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual
All across Asia, the arrival of Spring is celebrated. For the Chinese, Koreans, and various Southeast Asian communities, it is marked with the beginning of the new year on the lunar calendar. This year, join the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and International Programs as they host a joint Chinese-Korean-Japanese-Southeast Asian “Lunar New Year Celebration” webinar on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time). The webinar hopes to bring together past and...
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Iowa City Better Bridges Institute Supplemental Session #2: Socially Just Customer Service

Thursday, February 10, 2022 8:30am to 12:30pm
University Capitol Centre
REGISTER FOR FREE! The Iowa City (I.C.) Better Bridges Institute is a one-and-a-half-day event designed for business owners and managers to learn more about identity, bias, and strategies.Included are core concepts, strategies, and resources for you to build your knowledge and develop your skills based on the Institute's four area's of focus: Equitable hiring practices and retention efforts Socially just customer service Leading and managing diverse teams Inclusive marketing As a...
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Hawks of Color

Friday, February 11, 2022 11:30am to 1:00pm
Virtual
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Diversity Councils, and the Graduate College are pleased to announce the Hawks of Color event schedule for Spring 2022. Be sure to register here in advance below to save your spot. Hawks of Color is a place of welcome and community building while celebrating excellence! Formerly Faculty and Staff of Color, Hawks of Color is a re-envisioned community space to support and promote conversations among historically underrepresented, global...

Gathe Raho 2022

Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:30pm to 10:30pm
The Englert
University of Iowa's Indian Student Alliance proudly presents its South Asian A'Cappella competition, Gathe Raho. This is an elite competition challenging teams from across the nation to produce creative, unique medleys, blending Hindi songs from a wide array of exhilarating Bollywood music with English songs from classic to trending American pop. Gathe Raho is a phenomenal performance of the top selected seven South Asian A'Cappella teams that will be competing for a total of $1750 in prize...

Hawks of Color

Friday, March 11, 2022 11:30am to 1:00pm
Virtual
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Diversity Councils, and the Graduate College are pleased to announce the Hawks of Color event schedule for Spring 2022. Be sure to register in advance below to save your spot. Hawks of Color is a place of welcome and community building while celebrating excellence! Formerly Faculty and Staff of Color, Hawks of Color is a re-envisioned community space to support and promote conversations among historically underrepresented, global majority...
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