Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month at USC

Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month at USC

Uncover the Legacy of Dr. Theodore Hsi-en Chen

Dive into the remarkable life of an accomplished Asian American scholar who pioneered East Asian Studies at USC and strengthened the Chinese American community in LA and beyond.

“It’s a reminder of the continued need for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month – not just this month however but every month of every year – so that all of us can counter popular narratives … and keep telling our stories. ”

Sumun Pendakur

AAPI Events at USC

USC AAPI Heritage Month Kick-Off

Join fellow Trojans on April 6 at noon in Founders Park to kick off Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.


Encountering Alice in Japan

A two-day conference on Japanese adaptations of and interactions with the world of Alice in Wonderland.


Tales of Clamor

This hybrid theatre-circus piece focuses on hearings that led to redress for Japanese Americans and their families who were incarcerated during World War II.


Want more AAPI Heritage Month Events? Visit USC’s Event Calendar.

USC Pacific Asia Museum

50 Years of USC Pacific Asia Museum artwork

Discover 50 years of the USC Pacific Asia Museum in this interactive timeline. Uncover hidden gems, explore stunning artworks, and immerse yourself in diverse narratives that shine a light on the wonders of the Pacific and Asia regions.

50 Years of USC Pacific Asia Museum

USC News Stories

Voices Across Campus

Getting into the right ‘Mindset’ at USC

ElevASIAN looks at how a K-pop star is working to normalize mental health conversations.

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Desi@USC: How to stay involved in your culture

Trojans 360 explores how to stay connected to your culture at USC.

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Calling AAPI creative writers

Tamanna Sood ’24 describes her experience as a staff writer for the student-run DESCENT MAGAZINE.

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Woman reading in a tent

AAPI Reading List

Check out these books curated by AAPI Trojans and available at USC Libraries.

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Video: Mural celebrates AAPI students

“Passage” incorporated the stories and experiences of students, staff and faculty in the AAPI community.

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Video: USC AAPI Heritage

Watch the 2022 USC celebration for AAPI Heritage Month.

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Get Involved

USC Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS)

APASS connects AAPI students to resources, programming, leadership development, and community.

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USC Asian Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Assembly (APIFSA)

Join APIFSA to support and give voice to the AAPI faculty and staff community at USC.

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USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association

APAA supports Asian Pacific Islander alumni, and connects them with USC and one another and offers scholarships.

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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage with USC