1971: Student sit-in at Firestone Library culminates in the creation of the Third World Center, now the Carl A. Fields Center; Asian American Students Association (AASA) formed.
1988: Asian-American students meet with President Harold Shapiro *64 to ask for an Asian-American studies program.
1992–93: A 14-page report by the Asian American Student Task Force requests an Asian-American studies program.
1995: Franklin Odo ’61 *75 teaches an Asian-American history course, the first of its kind at Princeton. In April, 17 students stage a sit-in at Nassau Hall calling for Asian-American and Latino studies programs.
2008: Professors Anne Cheng ’85, Hendrik Hartog, and Chang-rae Lee submit a proposal, supported by an alumni petition with 692 signatures, for an Asian-American studies program.
2011: The AASA forms a committee dedicated to the establishment of an Asian-American studies program. Its report is issued in 2013.
Source: AASA 2013 report