What is the purpose of MSA?
The MSA at OntarioTech aims to foster a supportive and inclusive community for Muslim students. We strive to promote Islamic values, provide educational and social opportunities, and contribute to the broader school community through service and engagement.
Are there any requirements to be a member of the MSA?
There are no specific requirements to be a member of the MSA. We welcome students from all backgrounds and encourage an open and respectful environment for learning and sharing experiences.
Are non-muslim students allowed to participate in MSA activities?
Absolutely! We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Non-Muslim students are more than welcome to participate in MSA activities, attend events, and contribute to fostering interfaith understanding and dialogue.
How can I get involved with the MSA?
Getting involved with the MSA is easy! You can attend our meetings, join our events, and participate in our various committees or volunteer opportunities. We encourage you to reach out to our leadership team to learn more about how you can get involved.
However, the best option would be to fill out the form on our Join Us page.
Who can join the MSA?
The MSA welcomes all students, both Muslim and non-Muslim, who are interested in learning about Islam, engaging in interfaith dialogue, and participating in our activities and events. Our doors are open to anyone who shares our values of inclusivity and respect.
Are there leadership opportunities within the MSA?
Yes, we provide leadership opportunities within the MSA annually or as needed. We hire select students who are interested in taking on leadership roles for our executive and director positions.
How often does the MSA hold meetings?
The frequency of our meetings may vary based on the semester or events being organized. Typically, we hold general body meetings once or twice a month. You can stay updated through our website and social media platforms for meeting schedules.
Can I suggest an event or activity for the MSA?
Absolutely! We value the input and ideas of our members. If you have a suggestion for an event or activity, please reach out to us through our contact form or attend one of our meetings to share your idea with the MSA leadership team.
Are there prayer facilities available?
Yes, OntarioTech provides dedicated prayer facilities for Muslim students. The prayer room is located at SHA 036 (near the ablution bathrooms).
What are the prayer times?
The prayer times at OntarioTech prayer facilities follow the prescribed Islamic prayer times. We update the prayer times regularly and display them in the prayer facilities and on our instagram for easy reference.
Are there any guidelines or rules for using the prayer facilities?
Yes, to ensure a respectful and harmonious environment, we have guidelines for using the prayer facilities. These guidelines may include instructions on cleanliness, etiquette, and maintaining a quiet prayer space. Please familiarize yourself with these guidelines when using the facilities here.
Does the MSA provide any support for Muslim students on campus?
Yes, supporting Muslim students on campus is one of our core objectives. We offer a safe and inclusive space for students to connect, seek guidance, and support one another. Whether you have academic concerns, personal challenges, or need advice, you can reach out to the MSA for assistance or referrals to appropriate resources.
Can the MSA help me find local Islamic centers or organizations?
Absolutely! If you are looking for local Islamic centers or organizations, please reach out to the MSA leadership team. We can provide you with information about nearby Islamic centers, student organizations, or community groups that you may find helpful.