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

defining courage event

Defining Courage – A Stroum Arts & Diplomacy Series Event

Join the Center on Public Diplomacy for a performance of Defining Courage at USC’s Bing Theater to celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. 


The Ito Sisters: An American Story

Film Screening: “The Ito Sisters: An American Story”

Enjoy a film screening of The Ito Sisters: An American Story presented by Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture followed by a panel discussing the film.


Science fiction and east asia

Science Fiction and East Asia

Explore an exhibition of
Science Fiction and East Asia at Doheny Memorial Library on April 18.


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

USC Pacific Asia Museum

Graphic celebrating 50 years of the Pacific Asia Museum

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

AAPI Heritage Month

A playlist curated by USC students from Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS).

USC News Stories

Voices Across Campus

Two students from student group, ElevASIAN, on stage.

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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Three students celebrating the Holi Festival.

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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Students in class

Calling AAPI creative writers

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

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AAPI Reading List

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

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Student painting a mural

Mural celebrates AAPI students

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

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Video highlighting AAPI Month's closing event

USC AAPI Heritage Month Closing Video

Watch the 2022 USC celebration for AAPI Heritage Month.

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Get Involved

USC students putting their arms around each other

USC Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS)

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

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APIFSA students, faculty, and staff join together and give a "Fight On" sign

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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Large group of APAA members at USC's Homecoming Reunion

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