A student organization officially recognized in 1988 as the Muslim Student Association. In 2000 this name was adopted. The group was affiliated with the MSA of North America and networked with other Muslim student organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The organization's goals were (1) to unite the Muslim students and other members of IPFW and to help them strengthen their faith and practice of Islam; (2) to promote a better understanding of Islam to the IPFW community; (3) to encourage and enable students with basic knowledge and competence to contribute to group discussion; (4) to create a strong feeling of brotherhood and sisterhood; and (5) to promote understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims. The group met once a month and participated in activities such as attending the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America, coordinating religious gathering and prayer groups, presenting lectures and discussion, and conducting social, cultural and athletic activities.
Source: Information supplied by the Multicultural Services web site (4/3/01)