Signature Programs & Annual Events

The Cornell A3C provides a variety of signature programs and events to the campus community.

A3C Internship Program (for undergraduates) 

Interested in identity-based work, social justice, community building? Potentially looking at a career in multicultural/diversity affairs or higher education? This internship could be for you. The A3C selects a group of interns to help organize and run the center's activities. Hiring begins at the beginning of the academic year. These positions are volunteer and non-paid.

C.L.I.M.B. (Cornell Leadership, Identity, Mentorship  & Beyond)

The seven-week CLIMB program will engage participants' in an examination of social and identity-based issues that affect Asian, Pacific, Islander, Desi/American (APID/A) identities. Weekly sessions will include group discussions, readings, and activities that will enhance students' abilities to become leaders in the campus community while strengthening their own understanding of APID/A history and intersectional awareness/advocacy. The conclusion of the program will include a community-based project with a prospective community organization that will allow participants to utilize leadership abilities they have acquired throughout the program.

Praxis Lunch Series

In partnership with the Asian American Studies Program, the A3C hosts the PRAXIS Lunch Series. PRAXIS features undergraduate and graduate student speakers who enact their academic passions outside of the classroom. Come enjoy a catered lunch while listening to students talk about their exceptional research and work, inside and outside the academic setting.


The A3C believes that learning about yourself in the face of sameness and difference are not mutually exclusive and can be a positive force in your experiences here at Cornell. The A3C holds various leadership retreats with the student organizations. It also has focused attention on gender-based experiences to include an Asian American Women's Retreat and an Asian American Men's Retreat.