Diya is the Hindi-Urdu word meaning “light”.


Diya, Duke University’s South Asian Students Association, seeks to represent those whose roots are in the eight major nations of South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. 

As a university organization, Diya strives to promote awareness and appreciation of South Asian culture and tradition through political, cultural, social, and community service events on campus. It also aims to provide opportunities for Diya members to meet and share a strong common collegiate experience.



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