Chinese Students' Association (CSA)

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The Chinese Students' Association (CSA) is a student group at the University of Pennsylvania that aims to promote social, cultural, and political Chinese and Chinese-American affairs to the community.

CSA exists to create an organization of individuals interested in these affairs and provide a way for all people to learn more about Chinese and Chinese-American culture, history, food, and news while creating a network and multifaceted family of members.

To carry out our mission, CSA holds numerous events including our annual cultural show production, holiday festivals, food events, trips, study breaks, and more.


Most Recent
Question: Can someone who is not asian or Chinese join ? - Anonymous

Yes of course! Our events are all open to everybody, and once the school year starts, we'll be publicizing everything on our Facebook, Instagram, and through our weekly newsletter.

- Jashee Yang
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Question: How do I join as a member? - Anonymous
Membership is open to everyone! Attend any of our events (publicized on our public Facebook and Instagram pages and sent out in our newsletters) and message our MR Chairs Brian or Marvin to be added into a Family Group.
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Question: Which events do you look forward to hosting each year? - Anonymous
In typical on-campus years, we host our signature large events like Dumpling Fest (all-you-can eat dumplings!), Rose Sale (fresh rose deliveries!), and Cultural Show. Some of our favorite events in the past have also been our Boat Formal and going to a trampoline park. With a virtual semester, CSA looks forward to hosting some exciting online events that might not beat all-you-can-eat dumplings, but will definitely highlight the best part of CSA - our community of people! :)
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Basic Info

392 Registered (> 100 Members)

Currently Accepting Members

Open Membership

Both Semesters


How to Get Involved

Anyone is welcome to come to our events and join our CSA family! Events are posted on our Instagram page.

If you are interested in being a leader on CSA Board, we'll be taking freshman liaisons for the fall semester – come to our GBM/Welcome Week Events or SAC Fair to learn more about and ask us about how to apply!

Applications for the 2024 year iteration of CSA Board ARE NOW OPEN! Please visit our Instagram page for more information.

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