History of the ASA

The Yale Arab Students Association (ASA) is an undergraduate organization and an important part of the Yale community. We aim to spread awareness about the Arab world, its culture, and contemporary issues in the region. We also work in an effort to bridge the various cultural gaps between the Arab World and the United States, in the hopes of promoting a mutual and firm understanding. The ASA creates a sense of community for all Arabs and Arab Americans on campus, as well as create a network between the Yale Arab community and the New Haven Arab community. Members hail from major world cities: from New York and San Francisco to Cairo, Beirut, and Amman. At Yale, the ASA has close ties with the Modern Middle East Studies Department, the Near East Languages and Civilizations Department and the Council on Middle East Studies. The ASA is officially a member group of two cultural houses on campus; the Asian American Cultural Center and the African American Cultural House. We collaborate with these various departments and groups to host events and make ties with broader sectors of the Yale community.