About Us

The Islamicate Graduate Student Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was founded for the purpose of providing an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students focusing on issues connected to “the social and cultural complex historically associated with Islam and Muslims,” as well as the areas where the presence of Muslims is new and/or marginalized (Marshall Hodgson, Venture of Islam, v. 1, p. 59).

Currently, upwards of fifty graduate students at UNC-CH are engaged in these fields. The Islamicate Graduate Student Association creates enduring forms of interdisciplinary exchange by coordinating with current student-run endeavors, such as the Islam Reading Group and the Duke-UNC Graduate Islamic Studies Conference, and providing funding and venues for new ones.

Membership is open to any graduate student at UNC-CH who is engaged in Islamic studies or the study of Muslim civilizations and their numerous aspects. Group activities and funds are managed by an executive board comprised of six members, elected to two-year terms:

University Liaison Incoming
University Liaison Outgoing
Events Coordinator Incoming
Events Coordinator Outgoing
Financial Coordinator Incoming
Financial Coordinator Outgoing

Membership and participation in the organization is open to all students without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religious status or historic religious affiliation, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

For more information, see our constitution.