The Iranian Alumni Association (IAA) is a chapter of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association created to represent UC Davis Alumni of Iranian heritage. While the IAA's name originated in 1989, the association had, since 1982, existed previously under the name "Iranian Cultural Society."

The IAA helps the UC Davis Iranian alumni community to maintain their ties with each other and the campus. The association provides a number of social and educational opportunities through concerts, lectures and the annual Norouz Celebration. The IAA also sponsors student activities and encourages academic achievement by offering scholarships to UC Davis students of Iranian heritage.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Saturday, March 11
Sara Safari Presentation

Join us for special guest speaker Sara Safari this March. Ms. Safari is the author, with Jeffrey Kottler, of Follow My Footsteps, a chronicle of her harrowing but uniquely triumphant quest to climb Mt. Everest and thus bring attention and funds to the plight of Nepalese girls, who are often denied education and forced into early marriages or sex slavery around the world.

Date: Saturday, March 11
Time: 4 - 6 p.m.
Location: Buehler Alumni Center - Founders Board Room

Saturday, March 4
Nowruz Persian New Year Celebration

Held on the vernal equinox, Nowruz is a traditional spring festival with roots in ancient Persia. We are proud to collaborate with the International House of Davis.

Date: Saturday, March 4
Time: 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Location: International House Davis