Established in 1952, the Indian Students Association (ISA) is a voluntary, non-profit student organization with a goal of being the primary gateway that connects the Indian community to the OSU mainstream. It aims at promoting Indian culture and heritage at OSU as well as throughout the city of Columbus. It organizes numerous events around the year that include cultural shows, dance competitions, sports tournaments, movie screenings, various festival celebrations, picnic/hiking trips over breaks and community services. The goal of this organization is to unite the Buckeye spirit with Indian traditions by providing a foundation that represents Indian values, morals and culture at OSU.