The Arab American Student
Association (AASA) is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit
organization that was founded in 1996 by a group of students who
recognized the importance of an organized and responsible representation
of Arab students, regardless of gender, religion and nationality.
The main goals of the AASA are to maintain Arab unity and identity
in a college environment and to promote, appreciate, and recognize
the cultural aspects of both the Arab Nations. Another objective
is to increase the interaction between the Arab youth, other Arab
organizations, and community members to guarantee a high level of
communication and performance that services the best interests of
our beloved community.
| The collegiate level constitutes
a sensitive crossing point in young people's lives as it unites people
from many different backgrounds and cultures. Interaction with representatives
of foreign cultures in this environment is often mandatory, and acknowledging
the existence of a people from different countries is constantly imposed
upon college students as organizations continuously promote their
respective cultures, traditions, foods, music, and language. It was
important to establish this association at the university level to
accurately reflect the Arab people's many viewpoints and perspectives.
Since the founding of the AASA, we are proud to say that our organization's
efforts in uniting Arab students and the community have been successful.