African American, Hispanic American, Native American (AAHANA) student activities collection
Scope and Contents
The African American, Hispanic American, Native American (AAHANA) student activities collection consists of materials related to various events sponsored by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Office of Minority Student Affairs. The collection contains two press releases both of which announce a building repelling activity open to AAHANA freshmen on RIT's campus. Also included is a flier for a seminar, "A Personalized Alaskan-Native American Ethnic History," and a calender of events for a series titled "Many Paths, One Journey: Building One America."
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Historical Information: AAHANA
AAHANA stands for African American, Hispanic American, and Native American. The acronym was first used at Boston College in 1979 to refer to students from these three cultures. The term was introduced to replace the word minority from the university vernacular. The concern was that by using the term minority, the school was indicating that certain students were of lesser value. The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) appears to have adopted this term as early as 1992. As of 2011, the term AALANA was used at RIT in place of AAHANA. AALANA stands for African American, Latino American, and Native American.
1 Folder(s) (4 items)
Press releases and fliers announcing events for African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students on the Rochester Institute of Technology's campus. Most of the events were sponsored by the Office of Minority Student Affairs.
Materials in the collection are contained in a single folder.
C.S. South, Shelf 800, Box 133 (Minority student collections)
Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in May 2011.
- African American, Hispanic American, Native American (AAHAN) student activities collection
- RIT Archives
- Lara Nicosia
- 24 May 2011
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