Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month (or A/PIA Heritage Month) is a university-wide celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander American Heritage. While the month is recognized officially in May, the United Asian American Student Organizations and the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs celebrate it from mid-March to mid- April, with a month filled with a diverse range of of events, lectures, workshops, and activities that honor A/PIA history.

Throughout the month, events will be added to the calendar below that may not necessarily be represented on the graphic calendar! Check back often for updates. 

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For questions about specific event information or in general about A/PIA Heritage Month, please contact the MESA office at 734-763-9044 or by emailing We are more than happy to help!

Events are open to students, staff, and faculty, this social is meant to serve as an opportunity to relax and to meet other members of the A/PIA community on campus. There will be snacks, board games, and a photo booth as well!
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A/PIA Heritage Month Kickoff 
Wednesday, March 14
6:00 - 8:00 PM
North Quad Space 2435 

Educational Programming
Defining Identities: Mixed A/PIAs Wednesday, March 21, 5-7 PM
Michigan Union, Pond Room
Legacies of Colonialism
Thursday, April 5, 5:30-7:30 PM
Michigan Union, Pendleton Room
SpectrumxAPIAHeritageMonth: Allyhood, Community and Celebration Tuesday, April 10, 5:30-7:00 PM 

Community Building Events:
Food Tasting
Friday, March 30, 6-8 PM
Trotter Lounge   

A/PIA Heritage Month Closing Ceremony 
Monday, April 16
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Rogel Ballroom