Find your Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Monica, Joey, Phoebe! Come out to First Year Bonding this Wednesday, February 6 from 6-8 PM to find your DREAM SQUAD! We have some awesome games planned at the Student Activities, so make sure to come through!! See you there!
Last semester, ISA held an event called "Chit Chaat: A Look into the Epidemic of our Town" which delved into the economic, political, and social issues surrounding the housing crisis in Charlottesville. This semester, ISA is taking a more hands-on approach to advocacy and would like to produce a research report on the housing crisis in our own town. If you are even remotely interested in learning more about local politics, social justice issues, race relations, and/or public health, APPLY!! We are looking for passionate members of the university who are willing to apply a diverse range of skills to this project.
It's that time of year again! Sign up to be a part of one of the biggest and most exciting cultural events hosted by the Indian Student Association at UVA: India Day 2019. The theme this year is Rameo & Julie: A Love Story. This event will take place on Saturday, March 30th at MLKPAC this year. You can participate in either your year dance or fashion show or both! However, you MUST be an ISA member in order to participate in this event.
Email Divya Shan (email@example.com) and Rishabh Nagpal (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions! Get excited :)
It’s time for all your favorite ISA bonding events with SPRING SIBS!! Come join us for seven fun events this SIBS season including collabs organized by your sport, social chairs, and FYLs, and more. Whether you like competitive games, chill movie nights, adventurous hikes, or more dynamic or social events, we’ve got it all this new year! Keep your eye out for more event details in our weekly newsletters and publicity posts! Welcome back and we hope to see you soon! Remember as always, it’s not too late to join SIBS and become a big or little!
Introducing ISA’s newest event, Dancing with the Stars! With a more ~semi-formal, cocktail hour~ type of vibe, we’ve planned a great night for you all at the RAPTURE nightclub on Friday, January 18th! Get ready for a night of music, dancing, and fun! Attire is semiformal (nothing too fancy), but come as you like!
Time: Friday January 18th, 2019; 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Venue: Rapture Nightclub || 5233, 303 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Semiformal tickets are now open to EVERYONE (UVA and non-UVA, as well) and are $13! Tickets are selling fast so don't wait!
Cash can be given to any Executive Board Member or be paid through Venmo to @ISAatUVA.
Ticket Link: tinyurl.com/dancing-stars-isa
Must be 18+ in order to attend. ISA is not responsible and will not refund if you are not allowed entry due to the use of a fake ID or belligerent behavior.
The current prices listed will be available until the max person cap is reached. If spots are still open, you may purchase tickets at the door for door-prices, whether you are a member of ISA or not.
Ticket sales and spots on the guest list will NOT be recorded by the timestamp of this registration form BUT by the timestamp of your payment. You must Venmo @ISAatUVA or contact any Executive Board member for any other forms of payment (i.e. cash, etc.).
There are a LIMITED number of tickets, so buy your tickets ASAP!! There WILL NOT be a waitlist!
For any questions, please contact Siri Gundapaneni (email@example.com) and Abhishek Karkar (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Get ready for another great semester of ISA at UVA!! Come out to our Spring General Body Meeting learn more about the ~awesome~ events planned for the semester, including Spring SIBS Week and India Day, AND meet more ISA members!! We can't wait to see all of our favorite faces there ♥
You know you love ISA Events S’More than anything! Come celebrate the last week of classes by eating some ~delicious~ s’mores on Wednesday Dec 5 at 6-8 PM! We’ll be making them at the Old Dorm Grills (by Metcalf Dorms)! Come through to catch up with your friends before that finals grind starts ♥
Ball IS(s)A a lifestyle! Come out to our Basketball 3 vs 3 Tournament this Friday from 1-3 PM! Sign up on the link below to participate. Each team needs at least one girl. Every player on the winning team will get a Starbucks gift card. We will also have a volleyball game after for those interested!
Sign up: tinyurl.com/ISA-bball-vball
See you on the courts!
Rahul Shah and Aman Kapadia are bringing back your favorite engaging discussion topics AND chai! Now rebranded as CHAILOGUES, join fellow ISA members in interesting conversation!
This month's Chai of Choice: FRIENDSHIPS
Come converse with fellow ISA members about the importance of friendships, how our friends serve as our greatest influences, and how we can become better supporters in a competitive culture that can often be isolating.
See you there!
Join the Indian Student Association in our panel and discussion, “The Charlottesville Housing Crisis- A Look into the Epidemic of our Town” at 6pm on Tuesday November 13th in Nau Hall 101. Our panelists are:
Brandon Collins: the lead organizer of the Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR) of Charlottesville
Laura Goldblatt: UVA postdoctoral fellow and one of the main organizers of the August 12th counter protest
Professor Andrew Kahrl: associate professor of history and African American studies at UVA
Brian Cameron: Fourth year Political & Social Thought major at UVA
Activism is engagement. Engage in the community you live in. Educate yourself on the rich history of Charlottesville, and be an empathetic, more informed citizen. Come and contribute to this meaningful dialogue while also eating all of the FREE CHAAT your heart desires.
Apply to lead the ISA Class of 2022! Every year ISA looks for enthusiastic first years to act as a bridge between the First Year community and the rest of ISA! We hope you’ll apply to join our crazy exec board family. Applications due by November 17th at 11:59 PM.
Apply at: tinyurl.com/ISA-FYL-APP18
Know someone who’d be great for the job?? Nominate them at: tinyurl.com/ISA-FYL-NOM18
Feel free to contact any current exec member if you have any questions!
Are you a cricket fan? Want to learn how to play? Come join the Pakistani Students' Association and Indian Student Association at our first annual Cricket Mela! All skill-levels are welcome, and food from Milan will be provided.
If you're looking to play, please sign up with this link: https://goo.gl/forms/JUkL91gZt7oB6mpm2
WHERE: Lambeth Field
WHEN: Saturday, October 27th, 12pm-4pm
Halloween is here! Come through with your friends to South Lawn on Monday, October 29 at 4 PM to carve some pumpkins with ISA. 🎃 It’s the perfect and relaxing way to end your Halloweekend and ISA will provide the pumpkins and tools to carve. Just sign up on the form below so we can can get a quick count! No need to sign up individually, just grab a few friends and sign up as a team to carve your pumpkin together. See ya there!
Sign Up! : https://tinyurl.com/ISAPumpkins
~It’s SPOOKY season~ but FEAR not — ISA presents Capture the Flag this Friday - Oct 27th from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM! Meet us behind the steps of the Rotunda. Come through to have a great time and compete for (haunted) HOUSE glory !!!
Sign up: https://tinyurl.com/ISA-CaptureTF - only sign up if you are interested! :)
HEART Women and Girls is an organization that promotes sexual health and sexual violence awareness in Muslim communities through health education, advocacy, research and training.
This workshop, titled “Breaking Taboos: Empowering Safe(r) Spaces for Sexual Violence Intervention and Prevention” will delve into areas of intersection related to sexual health and violence, including privilege, rape culture, and gender stereotypes. It will also introduce techniques to dismantle these using Islamic-based values and evidence-based practices around organizing safe spaces will be discussed. Additionally, this workshop will strive to empower participants to strategize a plan to create safe spaces within their own campus community. It will take place on Thursday, October 25th at 7pm in room 177 of Newcomb Hall.
**MGC Wide and FOA Approved**
This semester, OYFA, ISA and SYZ are proud to present to you the Purple Ribbon Project. Come out to our biggest event of October, to help support and promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
We will be inviting guest speaker Rachel Kiliany to come in and give a presentation about domestic violence. Afterwards there will be an open discussion about identifying and combating domestic violence.
Raffle winners will be announced at the end of the event! Make sure to get your raffle tickets! Prices are as follows: $1/1, $5/6 and $10/15, $20/35.
Please contact Philanthropy Chair, Angela Chang at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns!
OYFA, ISA & SYZ
--Indian Student Association--
--WHO ARE WE?--
The mission of the Indian Student Association (ISA) is to educate the university community about the culture, tradition, religions, and arts of the Indian sub-continent through discussion, cultural programs, service events, and social activities. Furthermore, the Indian Student Association seeks to enable students of Indian origins to explore their ethnic heritage and disseminate their knowledge and experience to the community at large.
--Organization of Young Filipino Americans--
--WHO ARE WE?--
The Organization of Young Filipino Americans was founded in 1988 in order to heighten awareness and appreciation of the Filipino/Filipino American culture to its members and the greater UVA and Charlottesville communities. It also serves as the liaison to the University of Virginia students as part of the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, consisting of universities along the East Coast.
--Sigma Psi Zeta--
--WHO ARE WE?--
Sigma Psi Zeta was founded On March 23rd, 1994, and incorporated on March 15th, 1996. Sigma Psi Zeta is a multicultural Asian-interest Greek organization. We are a cultural, social, educational, and community service oriented sorority. Combatting violence against women, in its various forms, is our national philanthropy.
Gandhi Day is coming up soon on October 20th! Get ready to give back to the greater Charlottesville community with your fellow ISA members in three different, but equally important ways. Help clean up a local river with Rivanna Conservation Alliance, construct a house for humanity with Habitat for Humanity, or plant a local garden with City Schoolyard Garden. Each of these initiatives will help the Charlottesville community grow and help you bond with other ISA members! So sign up and and get ready to serve the community, make new friends, and enjoy a free breakfast on ISA!
Same SIBS, New Look!
We know that this huge ISA family can be intimidating, so we’ve made a new SIBS structure that can help you find bigs and littles that you really mesh with! SIBS week consists of 8 events spread throughout the month of September. This presents you with the opportunity to get to know more members (new and old) during the first half of SIBS events before sending in Big or Little Apps with preferences for your SIB. We’ll then sort you into houses, families, and pairings before September 18th!
New Year, New Us!! Come out to the First General Body Meeting of the year to learn about all the changes we’ve made to ISA at UVA this year! Also, learn about upcoming ISA Events, meet exec members, eat a full Indian dinner, and watch some killer performances by Ektaal, HooRaas, Virginia Di Shaan, and Sharaara!
There are some BIG (and a couple LITTLE) changes coming to ISA at UVA this year and we want YOU to be a part of it! APPLY NOW to be a Family Head to get the chance to be more involved with ISA! We look forward to reading your application. Applications are due SEPTEMBER 10TH!
Apply at tinyurl.com/ISAfamheads