Asian American Student Union of Minnesota

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We are located on the second floor of Memorial Union in room 226.

Operating as usual

Photos from Asian American Student Union of Minnesota's post 01/09/2023

The Asian American Student Union at the University of Minnesota is proud to present: ๐Œ๐ข๐๐ง๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐‰๐ž๐ฐ๐ž๐ฅ

You are cordially invited to our biggest event of the spring, ASU Gala! Join us on February 3rd from 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM at the McNamara Alumni Center for a night filled with dancing, celebration and community! Itโ€™s the event everyoneโ€™s been waiting for and weโ€™re so excited to see all of you!

Pre-Order Tickets are ๐Ž๐ ๐’๐€๐‹๐„, with the link available in our linktree! Our spaces are limited, so get yours today!

๐“๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ง๐  (Pre-Order)
Single Ticket: $18
Two Tickets: $30

๐“๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ง๐  (Day of)
Single Ticket: $22
Two Tickets: $35

As always, feel free to DM us with any questions or concerns!

01/05/2023

02.03.2023

12/30/2022

๐•๐Ž๐‹๐”๐๐“๐„๐„๐‘๐’ ๐๐„๐„๐ƒ๐„๐ƒ ๐…๐Ž๐‘ ๐†๐€๐‹๐€!

Gala is approaching, and we are looking for volunteers to help set up and run the event! This is a great way to get involved with our community and gain experience with working in ASU, and is just a fun time! Our sign up form is available in our linktree!

12/12/2022

With finals coming up, itโ€™s important to destress and relax! Take a break and come to our โ€œbreakfastโ€ bake sale in the ASU room tomorrow, 11AM-3PM!

Our menu includes:

Mochi Pandas Waffles: Half for $5, Full for $8

Cookies (Ube and Chai): One for $3, Two for $5

Hot Chocolate or Hot Match Latte: $4

We canโ€™t wait to see you there!

12/08/2022

With finals coming up, itโ€™s important to destress and relax! Take a break and come to our โ€œbreakfastโ€ bake sale in the ASU room on December 13th, 11AM-3PM!

Our menu includes:

Mochi Pandas Waffles: Half for $5, Full for $8

Cookies (Ube and Chai): One for $3, Two for $5

Hot Chocolate or Hot Match Latte: $4

We canโ€™t wait to see you there!

12/05/2022

Surprise!! Our Pie Fundraiser has been postponed from Friday to TODAY! Not only that, but if youโ€™re not in the mood to pie someone in the face, you can still donate to feed yourself!

We know with finals coming up, it can be a stressful time so if you donโ€™t want to relieve any of that stress by pieing, we hope we can help you do so by eating! Alongside the Pie Fundraiser, we will be selling Brownies, Cookies, & Crรจme Brรปlรฉe today FROM 3PM TO 6PM!

Please make sure to stop on by to buy yourself a treat, pie somebody, OR just watch the fun(craziness) happen! We hope to see you soon :)

โ€”โ€”โ€”

Feeling stressed out recently? Got something to settle with someone (maybe a board member or alumni even)? We know our board members have been itching for some payback! Nowโ€™s the perfect opportunity to address your grievances by pieing a board member, alumni, or GA this December 2nd from 10AM-3PM! The proceeds will go directly towards helping ASU!

To be able to pie someone, just click the link in our link tree to sign up! The prices are as follows:

$6 for a board member

$5 for ASU Almuni

$4 for GA

We canโ€™t wait to see all of you and what follows ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

11/30/2022

Happy birthday to our history buff and improv king, Alex Ngo!

Your presence and humor are loved by us, even if itโ€™s a little strange sometimes ๐Ÿ‘€ Your work as as a VP and a board member are also incredibly valued, and weโ€™re so happy that our ASU furry is also our external vice president!

We hope today was an amazing day and that you were able to inquire upon something fascinating today ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

11/19/2022

Feeling stressed out recently? Got something to settle with someone (maybe a board member or alumni even)? We know our board members have been itching for some payback! Nowโ€™s the perfect opportunity to address your grievances by pieing a board member, alumni, or GA this December 2nd! The proceeds will go directly towards helping ASU!

To be able to pie someone, just click the link in our link tree to sign up! The prices are as follows:

6 for a board member

$5 for ASU Almuni

$4 for GA

We canโ€™t wait to see all of you and what follows ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

11/10/2022

Feeling stressed out recently? Got something to settle with someone (maybe a board member or alumni even)? We know our board members have been itching for some payback! Nowโ€™s the perfect opportunity to address your grievances by pieing a board member, alumni, or GA this ๐๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐ญ๐ก! The proceeds will go directly towards helping ASU!

To be able to pie someone, just click the link in our link tree to sign up! The prices are as follows:

6 for a board member

$5 for ASU Almuni

$4 for GA

We canโ€™t wait to see all of you and what follows ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Photos from Asian American Student Union of Minnesota's post 11/05/2022

The seasonโ€™s changing fast and we know everyoneโ€™s updating their closet and in the lookout for new clothing, so hereโ€™s a reminder that our ๐€๐’๐” ๐Œ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ก is available for pre order! Not only that, but pickup will be starting this week in our room at Coffman 226!

Our collection includes a pretty bucket hat and very, VERY high quality tote bag, which come in multiple colors! Our bucket hats will be sold at $25, and our tote bags are $22!

Did I mention how pretty our bucket hats are? and how high quality the tote bag? Theyโ€™re very pretty and high quality ๐Ÿค”

11/01/2022

Believe it or not, weโ€™re already on October 31st, so you know what all the hype today is for: itโ€™s National Ben Day!

We want to wish our caffeinated advocacy chair, Ben Lu, an amazing birthday! Youโ€™ve been an incredible role model for the board and no one can grab an audienceโ€™s attention the way you can, whether itโ€™s a small hangout with our BMโ€™s or a crowd of thousands of people!

Happy Birthday, Ben! We hope todayโ€™s a day of celebration and trick or treating!!

10/28/2022

๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐˜‡๐—ฎโ€ฆ.. ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐˜‡๐—ฎ.? ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ˜ณ

Hope yall are still feeling hungryโ€ฆ our apologies for getting the wrong link out there! Yโ€™all are NOT the ones fundraising๐Ÿ˜ญ i meannn unless u wanna be a secret board member.. ayo???๐Ÿคจ

Here are new steps on how to order Little Caesarโ€™s through our ongoing fundraiser! No account is needed!!! Just tap the link (use my link๐Ÿ˜(it actually doesnโ€™t matter๐Ÿ’€)), scroll down, click โ€œStart Shoppingโ€, select your kits, proceed to checkout, and then you got pizza thats ready for you!

โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”

Feeling hungry? From now until November 13, you can order from Little Caesarโ€™s and support ASU at the same time! All you have to do is tap the link in our linktree, login or make an account, select your choice of kit, and prepare it when it arrives. Quick and easy, hot and fresh, pizza ready for youuu nom nom๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

10/27/2022

๐—›๐—”๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—ฌ ๐—•๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—›๐——๐—”๐—ฌ: ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—œ๐—™ ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ’œ

On the 5th edition of the ASU Happy Birthday series, we celebrate our amazing Marketing Director Saif today!!!

If it (mostly the obnoxious use of emojis and different fancy font in captions) hasnโ€™t been obvious, the ASU insta has been hacked this week by a mysterious entity๐Ÿ‘ฝ

Jk Saif has been on a break this week so I (guess if u dare) have been filling in! Although your job is very fun to do nobody can do it as good as u. The whole board is so grateful for all you have done and we are so proud of you for the growth ASU has seen this school year. Looking forward to more months to come with you my favorite army (sorry everyone else)๐Ÿซฐ

Now erm lemme go make a tracklist for this albumโ€ฆ. Track 1: OUI OUI ? ๐ŸคŒ๐ŸคŒ

10/26/2022

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฟ๐˜†???๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ˜ญ

So many chances to get yummy food with us! Not in the mood for pizza? Grab a bรกnh mรฌ from Bรกnh Appรฉtit this Friday ONLY, October 28. Fundraiser lasts all day so whether you just need a breakfast or dinner, we got you!!! Make sure you mention ASU at checkout and 20% of proceeds will come back to us. Any questions? Feel free to reach out to us or Bรกnh Appรฉtit. See u on friday then!๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿคค

10/25/2022

๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—ญ๐—ญ๐—”! ๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—ญ๐—ญ๐—”!๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ•

Feeling hungry? From now until November 13, you can order from Little Caesarโ€™s and support ASU at the same time! All you have to do is tap the link in our linktree, login or make an account, select your choice of kit, and prepare it when it arrives. Quick and easy, hot and fresh, pizza ready for youuu nom nom๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

10/25/2022

๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—จ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—จ!

เคฆเคฟเคตเคพเคฒเฅ€ เค•เฅ€ เคนเคพเคฐเฅเคฆเคฟเค• เคถเฅเคญเค•เคฎเฅเคจเคฏเฅ‡
เฎคเฏ€เฎชเฎพเฎตเฎณเฎฟ เฎตเฎพเฎดเฏเฎคเฏเฎคเฏเฎ•เฏเฎ•เฎณเฏ
เฆถเงเฆญ เฆฆเง€เฆชเฆพเฆฌเฆฒเฆฟ
เฐฆเฑ€เฐชเฐพเฐตเฐณเฐฟ เฐถเฑเฐญเฐพเฐ•เฐพเฐ‚เฐ•เฑเฐทเฐฒเฑ
เคคเคฟเคนเคพเคฐเค•เฅ‹ เคฎเค‚เค—เคฒเคฎเคฏ เคถเฅเคญเค•เคพเคฎเคจเคพ
เดฆเต€เดชเดพเดตเดฒเดฟ เด†เดถเด‚เดธเด•เตพ
เชฆเชฟเชตเชพเชฒเซ€ เช…เชจเซ‡เช‚ เชฌเซ‡เชธเซเชคเชพ เชตเชฐเชธ เชจเซ€ เชนเชพเชฐเซเชฆเชฟเช• เชถเซเชฌเซเช•เชพเชฎเชจเชพ
Selamat Hari Deepavali

Our board wishes all of those who celebrate a Happy Diwali! We hope everyone has a joyous week celebrating the festival of lights with their loved ones! May this Diwali bring you and your families peace and prosperity ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿช”

Photos from Asian American Student Union of Minnesota's post 10/21/2022

We canโ€™t wait to see you tonight! Head on over to northrop at 5:00PM!

Photos from Asian American Student Union of Minnesota's post 10/18/2022

Next up for our lovely performers at Light Up The Night this friday are:

๐Š-๐Œ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž:

Non-audition K-Pop Cover Dance Group based in UMN

๐€๐ฅ๐ฉ๐ก๐š ๐๐ก๐ข ๐†๐š๐ฆ๐ฆ๐š:

Asian-American Interest Sorority

๐๐ž๐ง:

ASU Advocacy Chair

๐€๐ ๐ง๐ข:

Premier Indian Classical (Bharatanatyam) Dance Team at the University of Minnesota

๐‰๐จ๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‚๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ž: and

Photos from Asian American Student Union of Minnesota's post 10/18/2022

One of the biggest events hosted by ASU throughout history at the UMN is ๐‹๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐”๐ฉ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ, a celebration of our community and culture! And it wouldnโ€™t be what it is today without the incredible performers that showcase their talent at LUTN! So without further ado, here are some performers that you wonโ€™t want to miss on October 21st!

๐‹๐š๐ฆ๐›๐๐š ๐๐ก๐ข ๐„๐ฉ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฅ๐จ๐ง:

Largest and Only International Asian-interest fraternity

๐’๐ข๐ ๐ฆ๐š ๐๐ฌ๐ข ๐™๐ž๐ญ๐š:

Multicultural Sorority for all women, particularly women of color

๐Š๐ก๐š๐ข ๐‡๐จ๐š๐ง๐ :

Former ASU Alumni and Current UMN Student performing a live cover

๐…๐ˆ๐๐„๐’๐’๐„:

Competitive K-pop and Choreography Based Dance Team

๐‡๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐Œ๐ข๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐จ๐ญ๐š ๐’๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐€๐ฌ๐ฌ๐จ๐œ๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง:

UMN based student group dedicated to the promotion and celebration of Hmong culture

10/17/2022

Remember that Light Up The Night is THIS FRIDAY! Featuring a showcase of performers, food and a multitude of student organizations from our APIDA community! We canโ€™t wait to see you there!

Stay tuned to find out who will be performing at Light Up The Night ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€

10/12/2022

Starting off todayโ€™s day in the life is Ben, our advocacy chair!

10/12/2022

Next up is our second co-event coordinator, Anjaliโ€™s day in the life!

Photos from Asian American Student Union of Minnesota's post 10/11/2022

Introducing your new clothing obsession for the school year, our ASU mercy for โ€˜22-โ€˜23!

Weโ€™re so excited to finally show yโ€™all our new t-shirts, tote bags and bucket hats! Fill out our pre order form using the QR code or the link in our linktree!

10/10/2022

Next up today for our โ€œDay in the Lifeโ€ series is our very own Ambassador, Meghana Anireddy!!

10/10/2022

Yโ€™all have met the board members before, but have you ever wondered what goes on in their lives? If they do anything outside of ASU? If they do anything in ASU? ๐Ÿค”

This week, find out the answer to those questions through our โ€œDay in the Lifeโ€ videos made by our board members! Starting off todayโ€™s is our community engagement chair, Lalisha Biswa

Photos from Asian American Student Union of Minnesota's post 10/05/2022

๐–๐„ ๐€๐‘๐„ ๐’๐“๐ˆ๐‹๐‹ ๐‹๐Ž๐Ž๐Š๐ˆ๐๐† ๐…๐Ž๐‘ ๐•๐Ž๐‹๐”๐๐“๐„๐„๐‘๐’!

Itโ€™s October, which means that LIGHT UP THE NIGHT is happening soon! On October 21st at Northrop Plaza, ASU will be hosting an event filled with food, performances and fun!

Given how the size of this event and how much work is needed, we are looking for Volunteers from our general audience to help set up and run the event! This updated form is a sign up to ๐Ž๐…๐…๐ˆ๐‚๐ˆ๐€๐‹๐‹๐˜ volunteer for Light Up The Night! The deadline is Wednesday, October 12th!

This is a great opportunity to work with not only our board, but the APIDA community and get more involved in campus!

10/04/2022

ASU is re-starting the Affiliate Program with a bang! We are opening our doors to our whole campus community, we are inviting you to join us in hosting an Inaugural Townhall this year on October 14th at 6-8pm! This year, weโ€™re working to create a place for our community to create connections and grow together!

If this sounds good to you, and if you are looking to get involved directly, take a look at our Linktree to sign up to be a part of our new 'Townhall Facilitation' team! Got questions? Got ideas? Make a submission through our submission form in our link tree and let your idea be heard!

We hope to see you there!

09/30/2022

The Asian American Student Union would like to proudly present: ๐‹๐ˆ๐†๐‡๐“ ๐”๐ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐๐ˆ๐†๐‡๐“! ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ

This year, our LUTN will be taking place at Northrop Plaza and will feature performances from some of the University of Minnesotaโ€™s very own multicultural student organizations! Come stop by for a fun night of getting tangled up with the multicultural community on campus.

๐’๐ฉ๐จ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ ๐€๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ: We have some super talented performers this year. Different student organizations will also be there offering yโ€™all a glimpse into what their mission is about. Stay until the very end for food and a chance to win cool prizes!

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Transcending Traditions Together

Established in 1975 during the Civil Rights Movement, the Asian-American Student Union aims to represent and promote understanding of the many diverse Asian Pacific Islander and Desi American cultures within and outside of the University of Minnesota.

We strive to advocate our pillars of Education, Community, Social, and Culture by providing cultural experiences through our various events, activities, and workshops.

This year, we at the Asian-American Student Union are driven to accomplish our vision; to ground ourselves in hope and to build a stronger community. Our goal is to create a more welcoming, and inclusive community by increasing cross-cultural connections and understanding through empowerment, leadership, and community engagement.

Our 2018-19 Vision was created as a collective movement to further build our surrounding communities, and create a stable foundation for it to grow. Our focus in establishing our Mission Statement is to strengthen our existing communities, while providing a platform for people to raise their voices.

Videos (show all)

Starting off todayโ€™s day in the life is Ben, our advocacy chair!
Next up is our second co-event coordinator, Anjaliโ€™s day in the life!
Next up today for our โ€œDay in the Lifeโ€ series is our very own Ambassador, Meghana Anireddy!!
Yโ€™all have met the board members before, but have you ever wondered what goes on in their lives? If they do anything out...
[KEYNOTE SPEAKER] Re-Imagining Cultural Identity As an Uprising Movement - Tou SaiKo Lee -
Gooooood morning ASU community!!! Today we have TWO board birthdays! Xuefeng is our wonderful treasurer* & we appreciate...
Wondering what to wear to โœจgalaโœจ?ASU has compiled a look-book of ideas ranging from dressy casual to black tie! Visit th...
Happy end-of-semester! We want to wish the absolute happiest of birthdays to our lovely and talented president, Khai ๐Ÿ’›Pl...
A small preview of what you could do to a board member, any of your friends, or an ASU alum! See you Monday, December 6t...
We want to take the time to thank each and every single one of you all for supporting ASU, coming to our events, and giv...
How are you staying connected with people over quarantine? Here are some submissions we received from our ASU community!...
Gathertown can be scary to navigate at first, so we've created a quick guide to help you figure it out ๐Ÿ™‚ We have a video...

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