Iranian Students' and Scholars' Association (ISSA)



The Iranian Students' and Scholars' Association aims to bring together students and scholars originally from Iran, of Iranian heritage, or are interested in Persian culture and language. Our group aims to promote the rich and historied culture of Iran at ISU through group events and celebrations. It aims to be a community network, celebrating and discussing culture of Iran without advocating for or discriminating against political or religious views.


This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

File NewConstitution.pdf
Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 75
ISU Members 40
Non-ISU Members 11
Allowed Members All ISU students and scholars
Allowed Officers All ISU students and scholars
Membership Qualifications Be a at least second-year student at ISU
Membership Restrictions No limitations
Elections/Selection Annually, by the end of the Spring semester
Meetings No scheduled meetings

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

There are no regular meeting in ISSA. Officers usually meet to plan an event in advance.

Description of Special Events

ISSA events are based Persian cultural ceremonies: Nowrus, Mehregan, Yalda night, etc.
Nowrus Cermony: Nowrus is the first day of spring and the first day of Persian calendar (new year). People get to gether in this day, wish each other a good year ahead. This Cermony has been on in Persia for moe than 2400 years.
Mehregan cermony: Mehregan is an equivalent of thanks giving in West. People get together and thank god for the harvesting. This party also includes gaming and dancing.