Harvard South Asian Men's Collective



About SAMC


SAMC first came into existence near the start of the century as a group of South Asian males who came together to play basketball and socialize. In the Spring of 2005, the class of 2008 (then freshmen), and the SAMC Chair Anant Gupta '07, worked together to pull off SAMC's first dining hall dance-party for charity. Held on President's Day in Lowell, WUTS UP raised thousands of dollars for tsunami relief.

Since then, SAMC has continued to increase its social and charitable efforts, succesfully throwing Stand Up (Fall '05, Lowell), What's Up (Spring '06, Eliot), Stand Up (Fall '06, Adams), Step it Up (Fall '07, Annenberg), Stand Up (Fall '07, Eliot), A Party (Spring '07, Lowell), Stand Up (Fall '08, Lowell), A Party (Spring '08, Eliot), and Step it Up 2 (Fall '09, Northwest Labs). The membership and scope of our activities has also correspondingly increased. On April 10, 2007, SAMC became recognized as an official student organization within Harvard College. The alumni include emerging leaders in business, science, and politics. Moreover, SAMC's current student membership is at an all-time high and its collaborative efforts across campus have been welcomed with growing recognition. We have raised tens of thousands of dollars for our primary charity, Asha (www.asha-india.org), and established an annual fellowship to send exceptional Harvard College students to work with Asha during the summer.


Currently, SAMC has over forty active members who are involved in the planning and execution of all of our events. Our current board, which serves to perform administrative functions, is comprised of: Our constitution and mission statement can be viewed here.


For any inquiries, contact Jason Shah at jshah (at) fas (dot) harvard (dot) edu.
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