The Muslim Student Association (MSA) connects Lafayette Muslim students from many countries with other student groups and Muslims in the community.
The Muslim Student Association (MSA) strives to provide a friendly and cooperative environment where Lafayette Muslim students from different countries will be able to interact with other student groups on campus and other Muslims in the community. The group also aims to educate the Lafayette community regarding issues pertaining to Islam.
Over the course of the year, MSA organizes informative lunchtime talks, trips to the Allentown mosque during the holy month of Ramadan, as well as an annual event to celebrate Eid/Diwali in conjunction with the Asian Students Association.
In 2016, Lafayette received a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) to fund a 30-month program to increase understanding among young adults for art and culture in contemporary Muslim societies.
With the $204,000 grant from APAP’s “Building Bridges: Arts, Culture, and Identity program,” Lafayette is hosting “I Am Muslim’: Experiencing the Arts of Contemporary Muslim Societies” at the Williams Center for the Arts. The program offers a series of arts festivals and learning opportunities to provide an ongoing campus-community forum for dialogue to increase knowledge, understanding, and appreciation among college students and other young adults of the great diversity of Muslim societies and artistic expression. The program began Sept. 1, 2016 and will continue through Feb. 28, 2019. Read more
Visit MSA’s Facebook page or the campus calendar to keep up with the latest Muslim Association events.