Muslim Students Association

The UNC—Chapel Hill Muslim Students Association was founded in 1975 with the goals of fostering community, providing opportunities for fellowship and prayer, and promoting understanding of Islam on campus and in the community. In 1989 the association announced plans to build a mosque and Islamic center near downtown Chapel Hill. The plans were approved by the town planning board, but the mosque supporters were ultimately unable to raise enough money to purchase the property. Throughout the history of the organization its members have worked to counteract hate speech and violence directed at Muslims through education and outreach. The organization has also worked with and cosponsored educational and cultural events with numerous campus organizations, including Hillel, the Black Student Movement, the Stone Center, and others.


Date Established: 1975

Date Range: 1975 – Present