The Gauntlet is a team-based competition that encompasses team communication, trust, and determination. It consists of games and activities that range from quick thinking to slow planning. Teams consist of members from various VSAs across Louisiana. Gauntlet was originally created several years ago by the now-defunct Xavier University's Asian Association (XUAA). However, due to popular demand, XULAVA reestablished Gauntlet in 2015 to become one of its staple events.