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Indian Cultural Exchange (ICE)

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Mission Statement

The Indian Cultural Exchange (ICE) of the University of Georgia serves to assist the University in meeting the needs of the Indian student body.  ICE works to bring the Indian community as well as others together through many social, cultural, political and community service events held throughout the academic year.  To these aims the Indian Cultural Exchange shall encourage cultural diversity, articulate the concerns of Indian students, and cultivate relationships with other student organizations and the Athens-Clarke County community.
Objectives

  • To unite students of Indian ethnic background and those who have interest in the Indian culture through activities that invoke cultural and social involvement
  • To educate the greater university community about Indian culture

Membership

  • Approximately 250 active students

Programs and Events

  • Diwali Dinner
  • Ski Trip
  • Gandhi Day of Service
  • India Night

History

1994 Hosted - 1st India Nite
1995 Update – Joined to the Minority Services and Programs office and became more formal with the establishment of committees
1997 Published Article - “Culture Shock” by Nita Lalla in Kross Kultures Magazine
Trail Blazer – Traveled to Pennsylvania to attend the South Asian Students Association (SASA) conference
1998 Trail Blazer – UGA selected as the hosts of the South Asian Students Association (SASA) conference held in Atlanta
2001 Hosted - 1st National Gandhi Day of Service
2001 Trail Blazer – organization members were selected for the Homecoming Court
2002 Trail Blazer – organization members were selected for the Homecoming Court
2003 Trail Blazer - India Nite was recognized at the annual Student Organization Achievement & Recognition Ceremony (SOAR) as the “Most Outstanding Cultural Event”
2004 Hosted - 1st Diwali Dinner, held every year thereafter except 2012
2005 Presented - 1st South Asian Week
2006 Hosted - National Gandhi Day of Service with Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc.
2011 Update - India Nite changed name to India Night

 

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