This data was last updated on 3 July 2018.
Description: "The Hindu Students Council (HSC) is an international forum that provides opportunities to learn about Hindu heritage through nationwide campus study groups, classes and symposia, seminars, lectures, and workshops, conferences and camps, leadership workshops, publication and distribution of literature, and various projects including collaboration with other campus and community organizations. HSC represents the first and only North American and international attempt by students and young professionals to explore, discover & experience the immense treasures, knowledge, and wisdom of the Hindu culture.
History: Boston University's chapter of the Hindu Students Council was founded in 1995 by several enthusiastic students, including Jayen Patel, Mona Bhatt, Deepti Nair, Rohit Khosla and Poornima Kairmana, among others. From its outset, BU HSC has established itself as one of the largest and most active Hindu organizations in the country. BU HSC has organized countless initiatives to promote Hinduism on campus and in the larger community by hosting regional conferences and retreats, publishing a scholastic journal as well as a prayer book now used around the country, participating in community service events around New England, engaging distinguished speakers to lead discussions about Hinduism, and celebrating major Hindu festivals. In addition, BU HSC serves both as a forum for students and other individuals to voice their concerns about issues affecting the Hindu community at Boston University, as well as a platform upon which to practice their religious and spiritual beliefs."