DIA has grown from an organization that represented the interests of foreign nationals at Davidson College to an association for all students interested in promoting cultural awareness and global interdependence. By virtue of the growing need for international awareness, students at Davidson College require a forum to address international concerns and foster greater cultural harmony. An official organization concerned with promoting international consciousness is necessary. As a social organization, the Davidson International Association (DIA) promotes diversity, understanding, and international awareness in the Davidson community through students’ involvement in various DIA activities. DIA membership is open to all Davidson students.