Yale South Asian Groups

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These are a few of the growing number of organizations at Yale celebrating Hinduism and South Asian culture

Student Groups

Yale Hindu Students Organization (HSO) - The Yale Hindu Students Council is an undergraduate student organization aiming to foster an environment of Hindu spirituality through an open community of religious practice and cultural expression. We organize events throughout the year to promote an awareness of Hinduism within the Yale and New Haven community. Our events are meant to stimulate an exchange of ideas on religion, and are above all educational.

South Asian Graduate and Professional Association (SAGA) - SAGA is a forum for everyone interested in South Asian culture at Yale University. We are dedicated to promoting a commitment to cultural diversity and creating an atmosphere of understanding through our numerous exciting events.

The South Asian Society at Yale (SAS) - The South Asian Society at Yale is an organization of social, cultural, and intellectual exchange for those with a special interest in South Asia

Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) - Established in 1981, the Asian American Cultural Center, in cooperation with affiliated student organizations, promotes Asian American culture and explores the social and political experience of Asians in the United States. We are committed to the intellectual, cultural, social and political development of the Asian American student community. To best serve these needs, our student staffers work closely with our undergraduate and graduate/professional student groups to bring diverse programming to campus (speakers, conferences, dinners, writers, study breaks, alumni talks, artists, activists, movie nights, etc.) with the goal of enriching student life at Yale for Asian Americans.


The South Asian Studies Council (SASC) - The South Asian Studies Council at Yale is committed to promoting a comprehensive understanding of historical and contemporary South Asia, encompassing Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. As part of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, the Council seeks to foster lively intellectual exchange from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives by integrating teaching and research on traditional South Asia with contemporary study of the region. The Council provides a forum for student and faculty interaction, both social and intellectual, and promotes South Asian cultural events.