Tsev Hmoob (Hmong House)

Tsev Hmoob (Hmong House)


Tsev Hmoob is a co-ed Living Learning Community open to incoming first year students. Participants may include students across all colleges who are interested in past and contemporary Hmong issues and intercultural learning. 

Tsev Hmoob is designed to provide opportunities for personal and academic growth in a supportive community where the academic experiences of students will be nurtured and enriched. Participants will have the opportunity to live and study together and participate in extracurricular activities.

Tsev Hmoob provides opportunities for students to explore the issues of ethnicity, identity and community development while receiving essential academic support and actively participating in and contributing to campus student life.

Participants live together on the fourth (4th) floor of Comstock Hall with a Community Advisor (CA) who has an interest in and understands the Hmong culture, its history and other issues surrounding the Hmong community. The CA will work with staff and faculty from the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) and Asian American Studies (AAS) to plan social events throughout the academic year. 

Participants also have the opportunity to work with various Asian American student organizations, especially Hmong Minnesota Student Association (HMSA), Hmong Women Support Group, and Hmong Men Circle on campus and assist them in special events such as the Hmong Heritage. 

Students will have direct access to student resource and support services on campus such as MCAE and AAS.

All occupants are encouraged to take an Asian American Studies, a 3-credit course AAS 1101, Imagining Asian American. This will foster a supportive learning environment where students can learn from one another and enhance their success in the classroom.

CONTACT: Yia Yang, yang0914@umn.edu.