Cultural Center Feature | The Asian & Pacific Cultural Center

Cultural Center Feature | The Asian & Pacific Cultural Center

Emily Doherty

The Oregon State campus is full of students who come from many different backgrounds. The diversity of this campus is something that makes OSU special in it’s own unique way. One resource at the university is the many different cultural centers where students can come together and celebrate their culture, or come and learn about a new culture. On southwest Jefferson way, you’ll find the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center (APCC).

Before 1980, there wasn’t a place for Asian and Pacific Islander students on the Oregon State campus to celebrate their culture. The group started in the 80’s and was officially established in 1990. Since then, the APCC has gone from a small space in Snell Hall to a completely new building, which opened up in early 2015, and celebrated the 25th anniversary of the center being at OSU. The APCC provides resources such as a full kitchen, computers, televisions, study space, tutoring, books on Asian-American topics and so much more. 

The Asian & Pacific Cultural Center is a space that is dedicated to engaging students and members of the Corvallis community in Asian & Pacific Islander cultures. The center provides many events open to the community for those interested in learning more about the rich cultures the center represents. Along with providing the community with opportunity to learn, the APCC also provides OSU students with cultural, academic, professional needs, personal needs and social program addressing for Asian and Pacific Islander students on campus. During the school year, swing by the Asian & Pacific Islander center from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday or between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Fridays. 

With that being said Beaver Nation, we encourage you to embrace the diversity of our beautiful campus and check out one of the many cultural centers on campus! 

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