AAPI Heritage Month Banner

AAPI Heritage Month Banner

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month 2023 by honoring and highlighting the diverse culture, heritage, achievements, and contributions of the AAPI community throughout history.

This year, the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) has selected “Advancing Leaders Through Opportunity” as the theme for AAPI Heritage Month 2023. We encourage our community to study, observe, and celebrate the AAPI today and every day in support and recognition of the history and culture of this community. 


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“Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month) is an annual celebration that recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States. The AAPI umbrella term includes cultures from the entire Asian continent—including East, Southeast and South Asia—and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. As of 2019, there were about 22.9 million people of Asian or Pacific Islander descent in the United States. According to the Pew Research Center, AAPI people are a diverse and growing population that make up about 7 percent of the total U.S. population. AAPI Heritage Month 2023 will take place from Monday, May 1 to Wednesday, May 31. Today, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest growing racial group in the United States. AAPI Heritage Month celebrates the unique journey of all AAPI immigrants and citizens in the United States and their unique life experiences, traditions and cultures.” 

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The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) promotes and oversees all student facing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) learning experiences, programs, services, trainings, and initiatives for WPI.