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Rangoli - the Indian Association at Penn

Rangoli, the Indian Association at Penn is a University of Pennsylvania organization, that was formed to prolong our culture, and rekindle the spirit of various Indian traditions and festivals with verve and vigor. Rangoli is proud to embark upon its fifteenth year as it continues to be one of Penn's completely incorporated organizations. We are open to every member of Penn's community as we try to reach out to the various other cultural groups. Rangoli receives its funds from the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, GAPSA.

We, at Rangoli welcome you to your home, away from home.

Upcoming Events

Celebrate
Celebrate Indian festivals and momentous days like Republic and Independence Day.
Improve
Contribute to the efforts in making the UPenn a more multicultural campus.
Get Together
Organize social, cultural and sporting events at UPenn, and thereby contribute to an active social environment.
Integrate
Facilitate the easing into the university community of new individuals of Indian origin.
What we do

We truly believe in partnerships and have collaborated with students from varied organizations like Drexel, Hindu Society, Penn Diverse Design and many more in organizing cultural events that are rich with the myriad colors of India, honoring personalities that have stories of success to share, recognizing talent by providing a platform to perform and hence spreading goodwill at our university and beyond.

Rangoli not only is involved with various social events but also helps out new incoming students with temporary accommodation and air-port pick up. It tries its best to help the student to get adjusted and in adopting the new life at Penn

More particularly, we hope to:

  • Celebrate Indian festivals and momentous days like Republic and Independence Day.
  • Facilitate the easing into the university community of new students/staff/faculty of Indian origin.
  • Organize social, cultural and sporting events of interest to people of Indian origin at UPenn, and thereby contribute to an active social environment for them.
  • Organize and/or facilitate seminars and talks on cultural, historical, political, economic, and social aspects of India, and provide a forum for active debate on various issues concerning India.
  • Contribute to the efforts in making the University of Pennsylvania a more multicultural and tolerant campus, and mobilize support against discrimination towards other groups.

"Class of 2014 Farewell" at Arch Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania, 14th May 2014 "RangHoli" at Penn Park, University of Pennsylvania, 5th April 2014 "Cricket Match Screening" at Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania, 21st March 2014 "PennXplore" at University of Pennsylvania, 9th-19th February 2014 "All Access" at Arch Building, 7th February 2014 "Republic Day" at Arch Building, 26th January 2014 "Diwali" at Hall of Flags & Bodek Lounge, 3rd November 2013 "Freshers Night" at Class of 1949, 27th September 2013 "Ganesh Chaturthi" at Hall of Flags, 9th September 2013 "Farewell Night" at Bodek Lounge, 7th May 2013 "Open Mic Night" at Jolly's Dueling Piano Bar, 6th May 2013
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Class of 2014 Farewell
Class of 2014 Farewell
RangHoli 2014
RangHoli 2014
Cricket Match Screening 2014
Cricket Match Screening 2014
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