Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center (YKCC)

The Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center (YKCC) supports the academic success and cultural competency of students identifying with the Asian Diaspora through innovative programs and services that encourage community building, self-empowerment, and advocacy for social inequities.

Our programs include social and study nights, facilitated discussions to break down stereotypes and annual celebrations of Asian Pacific Islander (APIA) Heritage Month and Desi Arab American Month.

SPRING 2018 Programs

Success Coaching
Thursdays 1:00-5:00pm

Study Hours
Tuesdays 1:00-5:00 pm

New Year Celebrations

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Cultural Appreciation Series: Sushi Making
Wednesday, March  21, 7:00-8:30pm

This series seeks to encourage participants to identify respectful ways to appreciate culture by examining history and participating in the traditional way of engaging with culture that may be different from their own.


Share Your Truth Self-Expression
Friday, April 13, 7:00-9:00pm


APIDAA Heritage Month Community Building Dinner
Wednesday, April 25, 5:30-7:30 pm
Amherst Room, Campus Center, 10th Floor


Note: The center is closed during the summer and winter intersessions. If you need to reach someone during this time, call the main number, (413) 545-2517.