Meet the Hindu Students Association’s 2021-22 leaders

About HSA

The Hindu Students Association (HSA) at Syracuse University aims to bring the practice of Hinduism to all its students. HSA seeks to foster an environment of Hindu spirituality, tradition, and faith through an open, welcoming and inclusive community. We host celebrations for major holidays, such as Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi.

Words from our Student Leaders

President: Siya Kumar
Hi! My name is Siya and I am a sophomore majoring in Public Health and minoring in Policy Studies. As President of HSA, the leadership team and I hope to share the rich Hindu culture and traditions with our campus community through beautiful celebrations, holidays, and worship. Especially after the pandemic, we’re excited to foster an inclusive environment where Syracuse University students and the community can come together to experience Hindu spirituality. Some events that we look forward to hosting this year include Ganesh Chaturthi pooja, Diwali, and Holi.

Vice President: Akshara Singh
Hi! My name is Akshara Singh, I am a sophomore with a double major in Psychology and Communications & Rhetorical Studies. I am from Kathmandu, Nepal, and I’m super excited to be the Vice President of the HSA and a part of the HSA team. I am thrilled to share the beautiful Hindu culture, in which I grew up in, with my fellow peers and Syracuse University students!

Social Media and Outreach Chair: Rufus Sivaroshan
Hello! My name is Rufus Sivaroshan and I’m a sophomore in the Bandier Program. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hinduism was a big part of my life growing up, and I know many students at SU share the same experience. I’m so excited for all the activities we have planned for the fall semester! We hope that the HSA provides students with a safe space to keep in touch with their roots and practice their faiths.

Treasurer: Akshay Kapur
Hey, I’m Akshay Kapur. I’m heading into my sophomore year and I’m a finance major at the Whitman School. I’m in love with sports which is one of the reasons I choose this amazing school. I want to be able to help the HSA organize events as well as ensure we have enough funding to make them special. To get a sense of home from a club is rare and I want this club to feel like home for all.