Hindu Student Organization at Dartmouth
Shanti is the official organization, under the Tucker Foundation, representing the
Hindu faith at Dartmouth. It was established in 2002 in order to cater for the
religious needs of the growing Hindu community at the college. Today, it has expanded
to not only serve the religious, cultural and philosophical needs of undergraduate community
at Dartmouth, but also the graduate student and Upper Valley Hindu communities.
Although a Hindu organization, Shanti aims to serve all sections of the Dartmouth
community, irrespective of religious or cultural beliefs and background. At the
core of the organization's aims is the dedication to promote the universality of
all religions, and the use of faith as a means of achieving Shanti- peace- and
understanding amongst all peoples of the world. This is in keeping true to one
of the most famous couplets in the millennia old Hindu scriptures, the Upanishads,
"Ekam sat, Vipra bahuda vadanti"---There is but one truth; the learned call it by many names.
The organization is currently going through a period of great renewal, and many exciting activities are planned for the very near future. We hope that you too shall choose to be associated with Shanti, help us promote the universality of all religions, and learn a bit more about the oldest religion in the world- Hinduism.