Asian Student Union (ASU)



ASU is an organization dedicated to advancing awareness of the Asian identity at Iowa State University through community building, promoting personal and group wellness, civic engagement, and building a strong foundation of leaders within the Asian community.


This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

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Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 41
ISU Members 1
Non-ISU Members 2
Allowed Members Anyone
Allowed Officers Official member (paid dues)
Membership Qualifications Anyone is able to join ASU! Come attend meetings, hang out with members, get involved at events, and help spread the word about Asian American diversity and culture!
Membership Restrictions none
Elections/Selection Elections will occur at the last general meeting of each semester. Generally each cabinet position has a year-long term, however if a cabinet member is graduating or under other circumstances there will be an election at the end of the Fall semester to fill the position.
Meetings Bi-weekly general meetings from 6-7 pm. Email or find ISU ASU on Facebook at for more info!

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

ASU meets every other Thursday to discuss issues in the Asian American community as well as celebrate any progressive movements within the community. We plan events such as Asian Heritage week, socials for the organization as well as the public, and participate in partnerships with other student organizations. Through these actions, we hope to raise acceptance and awareness of the Asian American community while also uniting the many different cultural communities at Iowa State University.

Description of Special Events

Hate Wall — a two-day event led by ASU in which we talk about the different stereotypes at ISU and break them down.
Midwest Asian American Students Union (MAASU) Conference — each spring, ASU supports and encourages members to attend this weekend-long event. []
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIH) — each year in May we hold events filled with food, Asian fashion show, and cultural games.