Muslim Students Association

The Muslim Students Association (MSA) welcomes students, faculty, staff and community members to learn, pray and share in daily and weekly prayer as well as other religious observances and community activities. Students gather weekly to offer Friday prayers, study the Qur’an, plan activities, and participate in community outreach. Muslim students also participate in interfaith dialogue and commemorative ceremonies.

The MSA also seeks to raise awareness of Islam by engaging the Trinity community in dialogue and discussion on issues related to Muslims and Islam. The MSA sponsors events on campus throughout the year, including an annual Islam Awareness Week, spiritual nights of devotion, as well as interfaith dialogues. The MSA welcomes any student to attend weekly Jumu'ah prayers and other social events to learn more about Islam and Trinity’s Muslim community.

Trinity College was among the very first institutions of higher education in the United States to employ a Muslim chaplain. The Muslim chaplain fulfills a ministry of spiritual counseling, teaching, interfaith planning and advocacy for Muslim students and other students interested in learning about Islam. Our Muslim chaplain now serves full-time through a partnership between Trinity College and Wesleyan University.

The Muslim prayer room, located at South Summit, serves Trinity’s Muslim students who want to worship and observe Muslim practices.

The Muslim community at Trinity, and especially the Muslim Students Association, welcomes all students, faculty, staff and community members to learn, pray and share in daily and weekly prayer along with other Muslim observances and programs.