Have You Eaten Yet? or HYEY is a new student outreach campaign to reach Asian American students on campus through social media, events, and community. The question,
“Have you eaten yet?”
is an expression of acknowledgment and care for another. It’s also an invitation for Asian Americans to belong to your community.
The HYEY campaign is an opportunity to build trust and create authentic conversations with each other. Explore how this question can impact your campus through your chapter or small group’s hospitality as your community strives to be a reflection of God’s hospitality on campus.
Welcome with HYEY Swag
Give out HYEY swag at tabling events, in care packages, or goodie bags. HYEY buttons, cards, postcards, and stickers are available at the InterVarsity Store.
About the Designer
Selina Ngyuen is a Seattle-based visual designer that seeks to create charming, delightful design solutions that inspire and empower people. Exercising her creativity to positively influence the things and people involved in what she's most passionate about. She was also a part of the Asian American InterVarsity chapter at the University of Washington during her time in college.
About this Resource
This resource is part of the “Have You Eaten Yet?” (HYEY) Campaign, a new student outreach campaign to reach Asian American students on campus through social media, events, food, and community.
About the HYEY Team
Joseph Kwan is an immigrant from Hong Kong and moved with his family to live in Texas. He currently serves with InterVarsity’s Marketing Team as the Marketing Strategist after leading the Asian American chapter at the University of Texas at Austin for 6 years. While living in Austin, he enjoys eating Texas bbq, breakfast tacos, and kolaches with friends and chosen family. He loves hearing other people’s stories because he believes everyone has a story worth telling. He desires to see a more just and kind world.
Jessica Cheng was born and raised in Seattle, WA, and currently resides there. She began her time on staff serving at Oregon State University and is currently the team lead for the Asian American Chapter at the University of Washington. Jessica’s parents both immigrated from Taiwan to the United States and she is passionate about exploring family and ethnic histories with students. In her free time, she loves tending to her large plant collection, cross-stitching, and exploring coffee shops around Seattle.
Rachel Kim is currently on staff with Asian American InterVarsity at the University of Washington. Before this, she served for four years at her alma mater, Northwestern University, where she studied Radio/Television/Film and Asian American Studies. Rachel desires to see Asian American students grow in ownership of their faith and ethnic identity, ready to go out and reach students in every corner of campus. Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, Rachel loves to spend time outdoors, especially if it involves mountains and large bodies of water.
Clement Lin graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2009 and has been working for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship since then. He has worked on multiple campuses in North Carolina and Georgia and currently oversees Asian American ministries across the Southeast. Seeing Asian American students being developed into world-changing disciples is his passion. He and his wife Vania live in Atlanta.