Culture/Identity Based


The purpose of the ISA is to ensure and enhance communication and cooperation among its constituents as well as between the constituents and the Ames community, especially the students, faculty, and staff of Iowa State University.


This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

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Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 65
ISU Members 17
Non-ISU Members 3
Allowed Members Anyone can be a part of this organization; there are elections every year to elect a new committee.
Allowed Officers Any ISA committee member can be nominated for an executive officer panel position.
Membership Qualifications N/A
Membership Restrictions N/A
Elections/Selection We conduct our annual elections on Republic Day. In term, President is responsible for conducting the elections; however, in his/her absence, the Vice President will conduct the elections.
Meetings Every week

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

The Indian Students' Association is a vibrant community of students of Indian origin studying at Iowa State University. ISA is dedicated to promoting Indian culture, traditions, and values while providing a platform for students to connect and make new friends. Through various cultural and social events, ISA aims to showcase the rich diversity of Indian culture and heritage and provide opportunities for students to engage in meaningful discussions, debates, and cultural exchange. Whether you are a new student looking to connect with other Indians on campus or an experienced student looking to give back to the community, ISA welcomes you to join our community and be a part of a vibrant and dynamic group of students who are passionate about promoting Indian culture and fostering lifelong connections.

Description of Special Events

Diwali - Diwali is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Indian community worldwide. The festival signifies the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. We host a Diwali Night event to celebrate this joyous occasion, an excellent way to bring people together and spread happiness. The Diwali Night Event is a vibrant and colorful celebration with traditional Indian music, dance performances, and delicious food. It's a night filled with bright lights, stunning decorations, and an atmosphere of excitement and joy. The Diwali Night Event allows people of different cultures and backgrounds to come together and enjoy the festivities. It's a time to share the joy of the festival with friends and family and make new friends. It's a must-attend event for anyone who wants to experience the vibrant culture of India. Join us for a night of laughter, stunning dance performances, great food, and amazing people!
Dandiya Night - Dandiya is a traditional celebration that marks the festival of Navratri. This joyous event is celebrated with dance, music, and colorful costumes. The Dandiya Night celebration also includes a delicious spread of traditional Indian food adding to the festive spirit of the event. The Dandiya Night celebration is a wonderful opportunity for people to learn Dandiya, come together, and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of India. It's a chance to dress up in traditional attire, make new friends, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Desi Night - Desi Night is an exciting event that celebrates Bollywood's vibrant and energetic dance style. Desi Night is a celebration of India's vibrant and colorful culture and an opportunity to experience the infectious joy and energy that defines Bollywood dance. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just looking to let loose and have fun, this event promises an unforgettable night of music, movement and celebration.
Holi - Holi is a vibrant and colorful festival that celebrates the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil. It's a time to come together with family and friends and to spread joy and happiness through music, dance, and the iconic tradition of throwing colorful powder. Food and drink will also play a central role in the festivities, with various traditional Indian dishes and refreshing drinks to keep guests hydrated throughout the event. The Holi celebration event is a joyful and festive occasion celebrating the spirit of togetherness. It's an opportunity to immerse yourself in India's vibrant culture and experience the unique joy and energy that Holi brings.