The Asian Students Association at the University of Rhode Island, founded in 1985, is a Student Senate recognized organization since 1987. ASA is an inclusive organization on campus with richness in culture and diversity with students from various ethnic backgrounds. ASA promotes ethnic and cultural awareness in the appreciation of the diversity that exists within the Asian community. ASA achieves these goals by organizing various social events in the spirit of entertainment, friendship, and unity.
Our mission is to enhance the University of Rhode Island’s campus community by encouraging student involvement in community services, increasing awareness of Asian topics relative to the world we live in today, providing student support, networking with other student organizations on campus, and supporting all individual’s personal growth in art, culture, and religion.
Four Facets of ASA:
Political: We encourage activism and raise awareness of issues of concern to students of Asian heritage: locally, nationally and globally.
Cultural: ASA celebrates diversity by exploring and establishing the roots of Asian heritage.
Social: We strive to provide opportunities for students to interact in an open atmosphere with the URI community and within the organization itself.
Community Relations: ASA reaches out to the greater URI community through programming campus wide in coordination with other URI organizations