As a unit of the Division of Academic Affairs, the Asian American Resource Center (commonly known as the AARC) supports the mission and vision of Northern Illinois University to promote excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, creativity and artistry and outreach and service.
The AARC creates an inclusive environment where Asian American students cultivate a strong sense of community at NIU, and where campus and community partners collaborate to raise awareness about the rich cultural heritage of Asian Americans. The Asian American Resource Center provides:
- Student-centered services
- Student learning opportunities
- Leadership development
- Student organizational advisement
- Educational/cultural programs