March 26, 2022

Spring Formal

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THE TIME HAS FINALLY COME, ISA SPRING FORMAL IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!! INTRODUCING: VENNILAVE🖤💜💙🤍See you March 26th at 7 pm in The Graduate Hotel‼️😎

October 23, 2021

Fall Show

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We are so excited to announce our annual fall show: Deewana! You do not want to miss the amazing performers we have lined up and the delicious food we will have from @aromabloomingtonmn! We can’t wait to see you all there 🥳🥳

Click HERE for videos of the performances & click HERE for the final program!

September 10, 2021

Welcome Back Event

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It’s that time of year! Join us, @dishaumn@asu.minnesota , and many more on September 10th from 5-9pm at East River Flats. There will be free food and activities so be sure to stop by!

April 16, 2021

Henna Night

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We will be hosting Henna Night on April 16th via Zoom. Learn how to draw various henna designs from @hennabyishak! Everyone, no matter you skill level, is welcome! Henna not your cup of chai? Don’t worry. We will have other activities too such as coloring and karaoke. The first 48 people to RSVP will receive a care package from us. 

We are also hosting 2 contests where you can win a $10 gift card. The henna contest will take place after the event. Be as creative as you would like! Good luck!

Click here for a guide to self care in partnership with SEWA-AIFW. 

November 21, 2020

Fall Show: Sangham

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Join us as we take the time to showcase the "sangham" at UMN! This show will consist of many acts you wouldn't want to miss! Watch the show from the comfort of your home using the live stream links in the events page. See you all on November 21st!

Register for the event here!

YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM

FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM

October 16 - 22, 2020

Kaabil: An Intergenerational Conversation About Mental Health

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Come join us and SEWA-AIFW to talk about the mental health struggles many South Asian American youth face. Our upcoming October 22nd event will be a discussion session where you can share your thoughts. Everyone of all ages is welcome to attend the event.

 

Click here to watch the event!

September 11, 2020

Dosti with ISA             

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Join us for a fun evening meeting different South Asian organizations on campus like the Pakistani Student Association, Jazba, Beta Chi Theta, WE Charity, Agni, Dhoom, Fitoor, Twin Cities, Bhangra, Junoon, and DISHA!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting!

July 19, 2020

Pride Not Prejudice: A Call To Action

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A collaboration with India Students Association at UW-Madison

to co-host a virtual event discussing South Asian perspectives regarding current issues. We invite anyone and everyone to join our Zoom discussion to share their thoughts on Sunday, July 19th. Let’s go beyond social media and use this opportunity to sit down and discuss!

June 14, 2020

Indian Perspective: Implicit Bias

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Due to recent events concerning police brutality targeting the Black community, the Indian Student Association and We Charity - MN invite you to join us for an engaging online discussion about implicit biases, racial issues, and police brutality! We will be discussing issues such as the history of the Civil Rights Movement, anti-Blackness within the South Asian community, how to be a better ally to the Black community, and many more!

February 20, 2020

Indian Perspective: Cultural Identity

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Come and discuss relevant topics about the Indian experience from the first generation, second generation, and immigrant perspectives. Pizza will be provided!

February 1, 2020

Chit Chaat Chai

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Bring in the semester with some hot chai and Indian food!
Food is catered by Kabobs Indian Grill.

November 22, 2019

Fall Out of Stress

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Fall is winding down and the end of the semester is just around the corner! We know that finals season is the most stressful time of year for college students, so come destress at our collaborative event! We will have games, activities, *free* food, and tips on how to manage stress. We can't wait to see you there!

November 16, 2019

Fall Show: Manam

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It's that time of the year again! ISA Presents Manam! Come join us for a cultural show put on by our very own students! Free admission and free Indian food!

November 8, 2019

Indian Perspective: Cultural Identity

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SASE is collaborating with the Indian Student Association to present an evening filled with curry and fun destressing activities!

Join us for some curry, catered by India Palace, Keefer Court, and Zenbox Curry (vegetarian options available) and games from cultures all over the world. We guarantee that you'll leave feeling full and relaxed!

September 13, 2019

Welcome Back: Namaste From ISA

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I hope everyone is having a FANTASTIC first week of classes! Please join ISA for our first event of the year! We will have free Indian food (as supplies last) and you will get the chance to meet our amazing new board and other UMN students. Hope to see you all there!

April 19, 2019

Basant

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The Basant Kite Festival has been a historic spring time kite flying event during the Basant Panchami festival in the Punjab region in India and Pakistan. According to the Punjabi calendar, it is held on the fifth day of the lunar month of Magha (in late January or early February) marking the start of spring.

Join us on Friday, April 19th, 2019 from 2-5 PM outside of Memorial Union (Front Lawn) for kite flying, food, and fun! We will have a traditional Indian/Pakistani lunch, and both vegetarian and non-vegetarian items will be served (while supplies last).

April 11, 2019

Indian Perspective: Cultural Identity

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Come and discuss relevant, and important topics such as racism, colorism, subtle curry traits, generally fitting in with the community and more. This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Resource Center.

March 30, 2019

ISA Spring Formal: Pehla Nasha

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We would like to cordially invite you to the Graduate Hotel on the night of March 30th for a night filled with food, music, dance, and fun!

March 8, 2019

Alumni Night

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Come join us at our first-ever Alumni Night! Everyone who has ever been a part of ISA is welcome to come!! If you are an alumnus please fill out the interest sign-up so that we can keep track of the interest. There will be snacks and drinks during this event and it will be business casual-casual. We hope that you enjoy some quality time with alums while also making connections!

February 1, 2019

Chit Chaat Chai

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Welcome back to the Spring Semester! Join us for our first casual event for some free Indian food and games! Food is catered by India Spice House.

November 17, 2018

Fall Show: Humsafar

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It's that time of the year again! ISA Presents Humsafar! Come join us for a cultural show put on by our very own students! Free admission and free Indian food!

September 14, 2018

Glow Up With ISA

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Come meet the new 2018-19 ISA Board and enjoy some free Indian snacks and glow in the dark games!

April 7, 2018

ISA Spring Formal: Chandni Raat

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ISA would like to present our 2018 Spring Formal, CHANDNI RAAT!! We would like to cordially invite you to the Graduate Hotel on the night of April 7th for a night filled with food, music, dance, and fun!
Formal attire is not required; however, we strongly encourage wearing your classiest tie (or flashiest bangles).

February 9, 2018

The Indian Perspective

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Come and discuss relevant topics about the Indian experience from the first generation, second generation, and immigrant perspectives. This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Resource Center. We will have Jimmy Johns! All are welcome!

January 26, 2018 

Chit Chaat Chai

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Getting the semester off to a good start with ISA's CHIT CHAT CHAI!! Come to Rapson Hall 56 for food, fun, and games.

October 29, 2017

Fall Show: Masakali

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Ladies and gentlemen, the announcement you've been waiting for... The ISA fall show is here!! ISA presents Masakali. Get hyped for the best night of the semester! Please come join us for a free Indian dinner followed by a cultural show put on by our very own students! Free admission for all! We can't wait to rock the night away, see you there!

September 28, 2017

ISA Bowling Bonanza

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Hello international students, freshmen, transfers, and graduate students! ISA is ready to get the new school year rolling by bowling in Goldy's Gameroom at 6 PM! Join us for free food, provided by Homi. This will be a chance for new students to meet new people and get to know their campus. Although geared toward newer students, we would still love to see everyone! We look forward to seeing you on Thursday the 28th!

November 18, 2016

Fall Show: Tamasha

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It's that time of the year again, folks. Get hyped for ISA's fall show...
TAMASHA!
Join ISA as we present a show that celebrates South Asian culture along with special performances, comedy, and more!
Bring your friends, your roommates, your significant other, your siblings, AND your parents!
This year's event is extra special because we're celebrating 30 YEARS OF ISA AT THE U OF M!
To commemorate this, we've got some special things in store for you all, so be sure to come!

January 22, 2016

Chit Chat Chai

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Hello Everyone! To kick off the new semester, ISA will be hosting our annual Chit Chat Chai! Come to relax, socialize, meet the board, and most importantly, have some AMAZING CHAI! Be sure to invite your friends! The event will be hosted in room 412 of Bruininks Hall. We hope to see you all there!

September 6, 2015

Fall Show: Hungama

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Hey everyone! Are you interested in performing individually or with a group of people for our Diwali Show this Fall?

 

January 23, 2015

Chit Chat Chai

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Hello Everyone! To kick off the new semester, ISA will be hosting our annual Chit Chat Chai! Come to relax, socialize, meet the board, and most importantly, have some AMAZING CHAI!