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Student Organizations

Muslim Education and Cultural Association

The Muslim Educational and Cultural Association (MECA) is a student organization serving the religious, social and cultural needs of Muslim students at Cornell University. MECA has been serving both Cornell and the Ithaca area for over twenty years. We are very proud to be an integral part of the lives of many of the Muslims as well as non-Muslims on and off campus. MECA's purpose is both to provide a place for Muslim students, and students interested in the Muslim world, to be able to interact with one another and to provide an educational view of Islam and Muslim cultures to the rest of the Cornell community.

Committee for the Advancement of Muslim Culture

The Committee for the Advancement of Muslim Culture (CAMC) was founded in the spring of 2010 as a campus group designed to support all Muslim students. In its short history, it has done an incredible amount. In 2011, CAMC was awarded the James A. Perkins Prize for Interracial Understanding and Harmony, which recognizes (with a $5,000 prize) the Cornell student, faculty, staff member, or program making the most significant contribution to furthering the ideal of the University community while respecting the values of racial diversity. CAMC has a threefold mission:

  1. Promote and oversee the use of the Muslim Cultural Center
  2. Showcase the richness and diversity of Muslim culture at Cornell to all students, faculty, staff, and administration through outreach events.
  3. Provide resources and support for students identifying with any type of a Muslim background

Islamic Alliance for Justice

The Islamic Alliance for Justice (IAJ) was founded in 2005 as a secular student organization to provide a political and activist platform for Cornell Muslim students. IAJ aims to raise awareness and coordinate effective response to local, national, and global issues of social, economic and political justice. The Alliance engages in informational outreach activities as well as advocacy and discourse. This club intends to both provide a way for students interested in the Muslim world to become active in the political realm, and to raise awareness of issues of injustice across campus and around the globe.




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