The purpose of the club is to develop and nurture the Iranian Stanford alumni community by connecting, informing, and inspiring.
Over the past fifty years, the Iranian community at Stanford has been
a vibrant social group. While the number of Iranian students
at Stanford ebbed and flowed over the years, it reached its high water mark in the late 1970s when members of the Iranian student community frequently organized and enjoyed group activities
and social gatherings. These activities continued when many of the students of this era remained in the Bay Area after graduating, greatly enhancing and enriching the lives of the Iranian community.
Not only those living in the area, but often alumni living in other parts of the world travelled to be part of events such as the yearly Norooz festivities organized by the Iranian Stanford alumni volunteers.
As the number of the Iranian Stanford alumni increased over
the years, the need to formalize our organization--to ensure
that it would endure-- grew as well. As a result, the Iranian Stanford Alumni Association (ISAA) was registered and established as an organization sanctioned by the Stanford Alumni Association
on January 17, 2014. This formal establishment enabled ISAA to attract
more recent alumni to participate in its activities during
the past few years.