The Muslim life program is dedicated to providing a supportive community that serves to enrich students through fellowship, study, and worship. Muslim life at UR is rich in diversity, welcoming students from across the United States and around the world. The result is a growing community that strives to learn from one another while sharing each students' unique heritage and interests. Highlights of Muslim life include:
- The Muslim Students' Association
- Jummah prayer
- Ramadan meals and Iftar
- Islam Awareness Week
- Religious observances at local mosques
- Social opportunies
Muslim Journeys Bookshelf
Muslim life extends beyond just our Muslim students and reaches out the wider community in an effort to educate others about Islam. In January 2013, The Boatwright Memorial Library at the University of Richmond received a collection of 25 books and three films titled the “Muslim Journeys Bookshelf.” The gift is an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of their Bridging Cultures initiative. UR is one of 32 Virginia and 842 national libraries to receive the award. The bookshelf includes additional promotional materials like bookmarks, bookplates, posters and access to an online journal. The goal of the award is to help introduce the American public to the complex history and culture of Muslims in the United States and around the world. Learn more about the Bookshelf.
For more information, contact Charles Turner, muslim life program coordinator.