MISSION STATEMENT

Established in 1967, the Muslim Students’ Association at UT strives to serve Allah (God) in the best way possible through the principles laid out in the Honorable Quran and Sunnah. We seek to achieve this goal by promoting unity, providing education, and giving back to the local community through a wide array of activities held each year.

MSA also seeks to uphold the values of tolerance, compassion, and sincerity in hopes of raising awareness and building understanding among different campus communities. Events such as Interfeast and Islam Awareness Week have formed the core of a strong tradition of outreach that we wish to build upon and continue in the years to come.

Membership is open to all UT students and faculty.

WHAT WE DO!

Annual Welcome Dinner

Welcome Dinner is a chance for returning and incoming students alike to meet new people, make new friends, and get a preview of what MSA has planned for the year!

Farewell Dinner

Farewell Dinner is a chance to commemorate the graduating seniors. There are two farewell dinners a year; one at the closing of each semester.

Annual Showdown

Showdown is a competition organized by the Lone Star Council that brings MSA’s all over Texas together for one weekend. Students can compete in an array of activities.

Texas Deen Intensive

Deen Intensive is a weekend-long, intimate Islamic conference for students and families from in and out of Austin alike. Deen Intensive brings in renowned speakers from around the nation while bringing the Ummah’s of different MSA’s together to grow in their deen!

Cookie Halaqas

Every week, students and adults get together on Friday nights to listen to speakers discuss and present a topic relating to how Islam can be implemented in a students’ life. These halaqas, given by distinguished speakers, are what UT’s MSA is most known for!

Big/Little

The Big-Little program pairs incoming students with upperclassmen allowing them to build personal relationships and have a mentor. The Big-Little pair are encouraged to participate in events and activities together as part of a competition.

Service Events

During our service events, we aim to serve our community and volunteer at diverse locations each month. The sessions are held at local food banks, nursing homes, park cleanups, and more!

IM Sports

Intramural sports allow students to compete in a sport with fellow Muslims allowing them to bond. Some sports MSA competes in are: Men’s Basketball, Men’s Football, Men’s Ultimate Frisbee, Women’s Basketball, and Women’s Volleyball.