How to Get Involved on Campus as an Indian
As an international student from India, I knew that moving to the USA would be challenging as it is very culturally contrasting. It was essential for me to get connected with a group of people at DePaul who could help me stay in touch with my roots. Below are some examples of those groups:
The South Asian Student Association at DePaul organises several events throughout the school year for South Asian (and anyone interested) Students. From chill “Kulfi Nights” to energetic “Holi” events, they ensure you have a fun experience at DePaul! The membership is only ten dollars!
Love to dance? Have you enjoyed watching Bollywood and wanted to try it yourself? DePaul Aandhi sounds like the place you should be in! This Bollywood fusion team helps you to dance on the hottest Indian beats and, over everything else, have tons of fun! (Trust me, I’m a part of the team!) They also host events such as “Garba” nights, which allow you to groove more.
The Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Cultural Center is an incredible space in O’Connell Hall room 340. It provides an abundance of resources to DePaul students and can be their space to relax and chill at events like their “Game Nights”.
One of the biggest advantages of being a part of a multi-faith, multi-generational and multi-cultural university is the comfort of having the ability to stay as close to your authentic self as possible. DePaul also has other places and groups you can join based on your background and liking. I hope you have tons of fun here!