Welcome to the Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC)

The Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC) provides dynamic educational resources for the Purdue community and the Lafayette-West Lafayette community. Since joining Purdue in April 2015 the AAARCC has opened its doors to all and seeks to remain as a source of education, integration, and support. Programs and events will be constantly evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of the campus community. Our space is committed to preserving, advancing, and connecting the rich diversity here at Purdue to offer an exciting global experience for all.


AAARCC Staff will be working remotely until January 19, 2021. Thank you.


AAARCC Spring 2021 Hours

Open to the Public Mondays to Fridays, 10:00AM to 4:00 PM
AAARCC Staff can be reached Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

AAARCC will be closed at 4:00PM for cleaning and sanitizing purposes.

Signage will be posted when the maximum capacity is reached.
Prior to your visit, please familiarize yourself with the Protect Purdue policies.
Mask is required at all times inside the building, and outside when social distancing is not possible.
Please also watch the AAARCC Protect Purdue Implementation Video on the main page of our website.
Please use the "Tours, Requests, and Reservations" tab on our websites to request meetings and tours.

Visitors can also reach the AAARCC staff via:
Email: aaarcc@purdue.edu | Phone: 765-496-0488 | Video conferencing: Email to set up | Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube: @purdueaaarcc


In Fall 2020, Purdue AAARCC building will look a little different with our de-densification plan to implement the Protect Purdue initiative. We have put together a Purdue AAARCC Protect Purdue Implementation video below to help potential visitors to familiarize themselves with the entrance/exit doors, signage, and room arrangement.


Teach-In Resources to Help Address Anti-Asian Racism, Bias, and Violence (Particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic) 

(April 9, 2020) The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting communities of color throughout the nation, including Asian and Asian Americans (also see here for impacts to communities of color). Our media outlets and everyday accounts have been documenting heightened racism, bias, and violence directed to Asians and Asian Americans. Purdue AAARCC has been following this issue closely and has been working these past two weeks to produce Teach-In Resources that our students, faculty, staff, community members, and alumni can use to help fight against biases amid the pandemic.

Please read this teach-in document and find ways to incorporate the materials into your classrooms, programming, events, and conversations with others: Questions, edit suggestions, and collaboration can be directed to aaarcc@purdue.edu or by calling (765)496-0488.