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Sun Devils can experience culture on campus through food, music, art, language, religion, literature and more. Hear stories from students about how they share their culture and learn about others making our community one that values, appreciates and accepts others.

ASU international students pose in a photobooth for the 2019 orientation carnival

International students welcome new Sun Devils at spring orientation

Arizona State University welcomed students from all over the world at the start of the spring 2019 semester.

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Sun Devils honor victims of violence during Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

ASU students participated in the Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil held at the Downtown Phoenix Campus on Nov. 20. The vigil honored lives lost due to violence toward the trans community.

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ASU West Campus hosts Native American Heritage Festival

On Nov. 10, the Arizona State University West Campus celebrated Native American Heritage Month during a festival that included dance, art displays, food and educational resources.

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Around the world in one night: ASU celebrates International Night

The Coalition of International Students presented ASU's largest cultural festival on campus on Nov. 16. Students from around the world celebrated their cultures through dance and music on the Tempe campus.

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Video: ASU Student Life October 2018

October was a busy month for Sun Devils. Watch the October month-in-review video to see the breadth of what happened in the ASU community last month.

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Lowrider Car Show celebrates Hispanic heritage at West Campus

Lowrider cars have a significance in the Hispanic community. The Lowrider Car Show at the ASU West Campus celebrated that history.

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ASU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

From open mics to career chats, ASU has a variety of events at all four campuses to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Arizona State University.

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Rainbow Welcome greets ASU LGBTQIA+ community

Members of ASU’s LGBTQIA+ community and its allies attended the Rainbow Welcome before the first football game to learn more about clubs, resources and organizations.

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Sun Devils take study abroad experiences back to campus, personal lives

From sociology to economics and from China to the Czech Republic, Sun Devils bring back life experiences from study abroad that translate to real-world classroom and professional skills.

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Welcome Black reception asserts: We belong here

The event celebrated black and African Sun Devils with speeches from students representing different organizations and clubs on campus, a live band and refreshments.

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Veteran sacrifices Navy career, family time for education

Navy veteran Roberta Davenport sacrificed a successful career in the navy, as well as time with her family, to pursue something she’s always dreamed of--a college education.

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Angelica Rodriguez receives Outstanding Undergraduate Student award at Hispanic Convocation

Angelica Rodriguez sat down to speak with Student Life about what participating in the Hispanic Convocation means to her.

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Graduate participates in three special interest convocations

Zoonseok Park is a recent graduate, double majoring in computer information systems and business data analytics at the W. P. Carey School of Business. He took part in three special interest convocations including the Rainbow Convocation, the International Student Convocation and the Asian/Asian Pacific American Convocation.

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Megan Tom and Gypsy Pete - Celebrating ASU's American Indian Graduates

Meet Megan Tom, who will be graduating with a degree in English Literature and Gypsy Pete, who will be graduating with a degree in American Indian Studies and Justice Studies – both participated in the 2018 American Indian Convocation.

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Celebrating Diversity at ASU

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ASU’s Got Talent: Visual Arts winners represent Sun Devil creativity

The winners of the 2018 ASU’s Got Talent: Visual Arts competition represent a range of artistic mediums and perspectives.

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Amani Tinkasimile: A graduating global Sun Devil

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Culture@ASU 2017-2018 in Pictures

From cultural heritage celebrations throughout the year to special interest convocations to close each semester, Arizona State University celebrates the rich diversity of its students. With programs that include Sun Devils of all backgrounds, races, genders and sexual orientations, cultural celebrations unite the student body.

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ASU LGBT Devils’ Pride Scholarship awarded to freshman double-major

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#BadassWomenofASU Block Party to close out Women’s HERstory month

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Criminology and criminal justice major hopes to give back to minority groups

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Student leader is passionate about serving the West campus community

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Freshman engineering student working to establish black student union at Poly campus

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Ayanna Shambe: Sharing her heritage with the ASU community

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New perspective, English skills gained by international students

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Students grow professionally, personally through studying abroad

Studying abroad provides the opportunity to gain new experiences, new skills and new friends. Hear from ASU students who studied abroad and how you can start your study abroad journey.

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Elena Alsen Creates a New City of Hope for Refugees

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Looking ahead to Sun Devil events for spring 2018

Fall 2017’s student events were filled with ASU pride and the events of the spring 2018 semester will be no different. Spring events include student and cultural engagement activities, heritage months, service days and more. Each of these events will continue to enrich students’ ASU experience and cultivate Sun Devil spirit, pride and tradition.

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Check out seven must attend Spring Welcome events

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Fall 2017 American Indian Convocation

Enjoy highlights from the Fall 2017 American Indian Convocation as we recognize the academic achievements of ASU’s American Indian graduates.

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Fall 2017 Hispanic Convocation

Enjoy highlights from the Fall 2017 Hispanic Convocation as we recognize the academic achievements of ASU’s Hispanic graduates.

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Fall 2017 Asian/Asian Pacific American Convocation

Enjoy highlights from the Fall 2017 Asian/Asian Pacific American Convocation as we recognize the academic achievements of ASU’s Asian/Asian Pacific American graduates.

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Fall 2017 Black African Convocation

Relive the Fall 2017 Black African Convocation, as we honor and recognize the academic achievements of ASU’s Black African graduates.

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Fall 2017 Rainbow Convocation

We are proud to honor the accomplishments and commitment of ASU’s LGBTQIA+ students pursuing higher education. View highlights from the Fall 2017 Rainbow Convocation.

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Fall 2017 International Student Convocation

We are proud to recognize and celebrate the academic achievements of ASU's international graduates. View highlights from the Fall 2017 International Student Convocation.

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Salt River Pima-Maricopa student encourages Native American youth to thrive through higher education

Through education and policy, ASU student Mikah Carlos hopes to give back to the Native American communities.

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‘Orange is the New Black’ star Diane Guerrero speaks at Tempe campus

Actress and activist Diane Guerrero spoke at the Tempe campus about the importance of getting involved in politics and being educated on issues that impact the community.

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International Night: A Celebration of Everyone

The culminating event of International Week 2017 was International Night, an evening dedicated to exploring the diverse cultures at ASU, building personal and professional relationships and highlighting campus organizations. Hosted by the Coalition of International Students, attendees gathered at the Sun Devil Fitness complex fields Nov.17 to enjoy games, performances, food and more.

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Navajo student seeks to give back to his community through finance

W.P. Carey student Dexter Nebitsi seeks to give back to the Navajo community through his work as a first-year success coach and studies in finance.

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2017 ASU International Week

In anticipation of International Night, which is perhaps the largest cultural festival on campus, we asked our International students to tell us about their experiences at Arizona State University.

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How has a Veteran or Active Military Member impacted your life?

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Celebrate Creativity and Culture at ASU’s Got Talent

The ASU community is full of talented people and some of the best will take the stage at the third installment of the ASU’s Got Talent competition on Tuesday, November 7 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Civic Space Park in Downtown Phoenix.

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Campus Question: Where is your favorite place to eat on campus?

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ASU social work student helps K-12 students pursue higher education

"People think it’s really weird, but for me it’s just normal.” For Jazmine Morales, her normal includes living in two countries, being bilingual and having an 80-minute commute in high school. Morales grew up in both Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico.

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ASU student uses language skills to serve community

For ASU social work student Patty Santillanes-Soto, speaking both Spanish and English isn’t just a way to communicate with her parents—it’s a way to help others.

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