Greatest Achievement : Establishing the Arabic Language
Program at the University of Houston, that started the Fall 2000
Raising funds to support the newly-founded Arabic
language program. All of our major fundraising proceeds shall go
to the Arabic Language program, as this program still needs major
support from the entire community to support an endowment fund to
guarantee its place at the University of Houston.
Holding our famous monthly bake sales to present
our food and culture.
Helping to organize Arabic poetry nights and cultural
events, as well as organizing our own events of this nature.
Educating the University community about Arab issues
by having AASA informational days.
Monitoring and writing letters and articles for the
Daily Cougar (the University's daily paper) to balance out bias
and ignorance on campus.
Helping and guiding new students in the registration
process at the University of Houston as well as in housing.
Participating in the International Festivals on the
University of Houston Campus.
Participating in the frequent cultural nights on
the University of Houston campus.
Organizing various social activities such as karaoke
nights, get-togethers, picnics, go-kart racing, fun days at places
like Malibu Grand Prix, and more to come.
Assisting the Arab American Cultural and Community
Center (ACC) by volunteering in its activities and functions, including
annual galas and picnics.
Volunteering with different Arab American organizations
in their various activities, functions, banquets, camps and festivals.
A Finalist of "Outstanding International Student
Organization Group of the Year" for the 1999-2000 school year.
Champion of Indoor Soccer, 1996-1997 at the University
Lastly, the AASA strives to maintain an active presence
on campus through all of the above activities, as well as to provide
our members with several opportunities to interact with the Arab
community of Houston on social, academic, cultural, and professional