The Asian American Cultural Center was established in 2005.
Centrally located on campus half a block east of the Quad and on the same block as several other cultural centers and ethnic studies programs, the Asian American Cultural Center is located at 1210 West Nevada Street in Urbana. With a $1.3 million construction budget, the 6,800 square feet facility is the largest of its kind in the Midwest. The entire facility meets ADA standards for accessibility. It is connected to the Asian American Studies Department building, which is one of the largest programs of its kind in the Midwest.
The lounge is an area to study or relax. It is primarily used as a programming space for social events, speaker receptions, coffeehouses, cultural demonstrations, and other special events.
The kitchen is used as preparation space for food events, receptions, seminars, and workshops. It is fully equipped with appliances, cookware, and serving supplies. It opens to the lounge for buffet style serving.
The conference room is used for speaker presentations, meetings, and film showings. It can be reserved for evenings and weekends for meetings and other activities.