Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month

The Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month is a month-long celebration that honors the APIDA communities’ experiences, histories and cultures. Nationally, APIDA Heritage Month is recognized in May and this year’s theme is “Dream Forward.” Because the month of May is after the end of the academic year, student organizations host programming during the April.

Is your student organization hosting an event for APIDA Heritage Month? Let us know. Submit your event, and we'll add it to this calendar.


2024 Calendar of Events

Chinese American Student Association and Asian Business Student Association
April 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Mason Rotunda

Join CASA And ABSA Wednesday, April 3 for our professional panel event with CASA! We will hear from 4 different speakers learning about how they navigate their business professional careers as an Asian American in corporate America! Business casual attire is encouraged. Food and drinks will be provided.

Ziqi Chen, Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company
Noah Jellison, Executive Director of the Risk Institute, EY
Garland Lo, Senior Consultant, Nationwide
Fan Wang, Senior Manager, EY

Korean Student Association Family Competition
April 5, 6-8 p.m.
Location: RPAC South Gym

Get ready for some competition and an afternoon full of lightning spikes of volleyball, to the adrenaline rush from relay race and did someone say dodgeball? Let the games begin and let the best family come out on top!

Taiwanese American Student Association Night Market
April 6, 7-9:30 p.m
Location: Curl Market Viewpoint

IT’S TIME FOR THE TASA NIGHT MARKET! Night market will be held on Saturday, April 6 in Curl Viewpoint from 7-9:30 p.m. We have so many student organization booths, events and surprises waiting for you all. Come join us for a Studio Ghibli-inspired event and all your favorite Ohio State organizations! 50% of profits will be donated to the Asian American Community Services (AACS) again, last year we were able to raise $1800!

Japanese Student Organization Spring Festival
April 7, 1-5 p.m
Location: Ohio Union Performance Hall

JSO’s Biggest event of the YEAR! Performances from Columbus Koto Ensemble, Diva, Daebak, Kendo, Queen of Aces, Aikido, Dance Irregulars, J2K, Soranbushi and Officer Dance.

Chinese American Student Association End of Year Banquet
April 12, 6-8 p.m., Location: Curl Viewpoint

To celebrate all the times we spent together, we are hosting an END OF THE YEAR BANQUET! This is a time to celebrate CASA, our organization growth, the memories we created and most importantly: to recognize YOU! Join us for a fun evening with photo ops, refreshments and more.

Cooking Conversations with the Pilipino Student Association
April 12, 6-9 p.m.
Location: Ohio Union Instructional Kitchen

Join the Pilipino Student Association for an evening of cooking, conversations and delightful food. In celebration of APIDA Heritage Month, we will be teaching how to make some traditional dishes in the Instructional Kitchen.

Register here 


Sexual Assault Awareness in the AAPI Community
April 15, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Virtual on Zoom

Join SAPS (Sexual Assault Prevention & Support) for an information session on sexual assault awareness in the AAPI community, followed me a trauma-informed yoga session! Zoom link:


Asian American Association Sunset Market
April 19, 5-8 p.m.
Location: Lawn area outside of Scott Traditions/Clock tower

Watch the sunset with us at AAA’s 𝓢𝓾𝓷𝓼𝓮𝓽 𝓕𝓮𝓼𝓽𝓲𝓿𝓪𝓵!! Wrap up this semester with an evening of fun and relaxation. Enjoy night of performances, dance, singing, cultural foods and networking with a wide range of organizations across campus.

APIDA Heritage Month programming is brought to you by the following student organizations: