Due to COVID-19, we have removed the residential requirement, and have instead moved our learning communities online.

The Asian American Identities & Images Living Learning community (AAII LLC) seeks to enhance students’ knowledge of the diverse lived experiences of Asian Americans and other peoples of Asian descent in the United States. The AAII LLC provides a sense of community among undergraduates in this program and the Rutgers University community at large. 

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This unique residential environment combines curricular and co-curricular activities designed to enhance each student’s overall college experience. All Rutgers students interested in the diverse cultural and ethnic groups that comprise Asian America are encouraged to apply to join the community.  This community is comprised of students, ranging from first-year students through seniors, who are interested in building a community based on mutual interests, developing their knowledge of Asians/Asian Americans in the United States and across the diaspora, creating connections with University faculty and staff, and exploring leadership opportunities through social and cultural organizations

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  • Build a network of faculty and staff members who are willing to assist you in your college journey
  • Individualized attention from residence life staff
  • Cultural immersion and enrichment
  • Engage in a dynamic, positive, and fun environment with unique, targeted programming. Past events have included:
    • Field trips
    • Movie nights
    • Holiday celebrations
    • Cultural dinners
    • Guest speakers
    • Community service
  • Connections to other LLCs such as Latin Images (Latin diaspora), Paul Robeson (African diaspora), and French Language and Culture
  • Exposure to Asian American affiliated campus clubs and organizations
  • The course component is still being determined for fall 2020. Normally, LLC members take a 1.5 credit course (taken in fall and spring for total of 3 credits) which counts towards the Certificate in Asian/Asian American Studies. If a course is not offered in fall 2020, we will solely offer the programming/events related to the Asian American and Identities theme, and focus on providing opportunities to create lasting friendships. 

Open to students affiliated with SAS, SEBS and RBS of all class years, including transfer students in good academic standing and must place into Basic Composition or higher for English testing. Students do not need to identify as Asian/Asian American in order to participate in the community.

LLC Orientation
Make Rutgers home! We’d like you to begin to connect with students, faculty, and staff even before the start of classes. LLC orientation is currently scheduled to occur virtually on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 (including an introduction to the LLC staff, a meet-and-greet with your staff/faculty partners, and a campus social).
  • The course component is still being determined for fall 2020. Normally, LLC members take a 1.5 credit course (taken in fall and spring for total of 3 credits) which counts towards the Certificate in Asian/Asian American Studies. Academic deans will enroll incoming first-year students into the course. Incoming transfers will receive a special permission number to enroll themselves in the course. If a course is not offered in fall 2020, we will solely offer the programming/events related to the Asian American and Identities theme, as well as design opportunities for students to connect with one another, creating lasting friendships. 
  • Course is expected to meet weekly on Fridays 1:40pm – 3:00pm.  Course information:  01:050:281 section 01.
  • Download a sample syllabus for this community. Please note: Syllabi and Instructors change over time, so this may not be the exact syllabus or course content that you will take as a future participant.

Application Process

First-years and incoming transfers:

For more information, please submit an interest form.