Muslim Students Association at Georgia State University

Georgia State University is a diverse institution with about 30,000 students. It is located in the heart of Atlanta, a hubbub of commerce and industry. The Muslim Students Association at GSU is equally diverse; Comprising of students from all over the world!

We aspire to be a uniting medium for Muslims on and off campus. To that effect, we organize a plethora of events including Friday Prayers, lectures on various topics, weekly outreach tables about MSA and Islam, Islamic awareness events for GSU students, and social events like picnics, eat-outs e.t.c. Our diversity greatly enhances the quality of our events. Different modus operandi also make every event have its own distinct touch!

Our sole purpose is to achieve the pleasure of Allah (swt) in accordance with the following verse from the Qur'an:
"And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah, and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allah's Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islamic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allah makes His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided."
-Surah Al-Imran (3:103)

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Article I. Muslim Student’s Association
Organization will be distinguished from other Muslim Student Associations across the nation as Muslim Student Association - Georgia State University.

Article II. Purpose, Aims and Functions of the Muslim Student's Association
2.1 The Muslim Student's Association is established for the purpose of creating an Islamic atmosphere within the university and enlightening Georgia State University students about Islam.
2.2 The Muslim Student's Association is aimed to inform students who are misled about Islamic beliefs and correctly inform them about Islam and the Muslims' way of life.
2.3 The Muslim Student's Association will function by providing a prayer room, weekly congregations, breaking of fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan, lectures by renowned scholars, social gatherings, Islam Awareness week, and Islamic literature to all Georgia State University students.
2.4 The Muslim Student's Association will provide students with the above based off decisions made by the president and her/his executive board.
2.5 Any suggestions for The Muslim Student's Association will be taken from members only and will only be implemented if the executive board votes in favor of it.

Article III. Membership requirements of The Muslim Student's Association
3.1 The organization is open to all Georgia State University students.
3.2 Students will be required to submit their email address, student number and contact information in order to be a member of The Muslim Student's Association.
3.3 There will be a membership fee of $10.00 to be paid by all students on a semesterly basis.
3.4 Members jeopardizing the unity, reputation of the organization, the general body or breaking the rules within Georgia State University's code of conduct will lose their membership privileges.

Article IV. Officers (titles, term of office, how and when selected, responsibilities)
4.1 The Muslim Student's Association will select a president through a voting system created by the current executive board of the MSA and will only allow current executive board members to vote for president.
4.2 Candidates for the office of president and treasurer will be required to have been members of the MSA - Georgia State University or at least 2 consecutive semesters.
4.3 The current president of The Muslim Student's Association will have the power of removing any possible candidates from elections due to lack of certain attributes, qualities or characteristics that are defined by the current president and executive board.
4.4 The president will serve a maximum of two terms or six semesters.
4.5 The president will have the power of approving her/his own executive board which will consist of a Vice President, Treasurer, Religious Director, and Public Relations/Design Specialist.

4.5A) The Vice President will be incharge of assisting the President and ensuring all board members are up to date. Treasurer will be incharge of finances and creating a strict budget for each event. Religious director will organize and take care of islamic events. Public Relations/Design Specialist will manage social media, designing flyers and merchandise.
4.6 The president will assign duties to her/his executive board once positions have been filled. Positions will be assigned to each executive board member for overseeing and assignment of duties to each position.
4.7 The president has the power to remove any members of the executive board and the general body with a majority vote from her/his executive board.
4.8 The impeachment of a president will require a formal petition signed by two executive board members, including the current VP and twenty active members of the general body who have been active for at least two semesters.
4.9 The Muslim Student's Association current President and Vice President will appoint the general positions such as Event Coordinator, Brother/Sister’s Religious Coordinator, Reservations Officer, and Prayer Room Manager.

4.9A) The Event Coordinator will organize the set up of all events as well as reaching out to other communities. The Religious Coordinators will assist the Religious Director with islamic tasks. Reservations Officer will reserve all event spaces and following through with the set ups and food reservations. Prayer Room Manager will ensure the MSA room is kept in a clean condition as well as keeping inventory of the MSA items
4.10 The Muslim Student’s Association general body members will nominate and vote on positions of Vice Presidents, Treasurer, Religious Director, Public Relations/Design Specialist. Any positions not filled will be appointed by the current executive board.

Article V. Advisor (term of service, how selected)
5.1 An advisor(s) will be nominated by the current advisor or executive board and will be elected by a majority vote from the executive board.
5.2 An advisor will serve a maximum of 2 terms or 6 semesters.
5.3 An advisor can be removed at any time during her/his term through a majority vote by the executive board.

Article VI. Meetings (frequency, special meetings and who calls them)
6.1Executive board
6.1A) Meetings will be held at least once a month.
6.1B) The president will set a time and date of meetings by working with everyone's schedule.
6.1C) The Vice President will be required to notify board members of the meeting and follow up on attendance.
6.1D) Executive board members are required to attend meetings unless given permission by the president beforehand.
6.2 General Body
6.2A) Meetings will be held at the discretion of the executive board, with a minimum of two each semester at a designated time and place.
6.2B) General body meetings will consist of all current MSA members who are able to attend
6.2C) All executive board members are required to attend general body meetings unless with the permission of the president.
6.2D) Minutes for all general body meetings will be sent by the secretary to all MSA members electronically.

Article VII. Quorum (number of members required to transact business)
7.1 Only the president, advisor, and treasurer will have access to the bank accounts and will be able to conduct transactions unless approval is granted by the president. This approval will only be granted to executive board members.
7.2 The executive board will be the only members of The Muslim Student's Association who will receive information about the account and the transactions made.

Article VIII - Governance
The organization and its members agree to abide by University policies and all federal, state, local laws.

  • Non-Discrimination:  Membership, leadership and participation in the organization must be open to all students without regard to race, color, sex (unless exempt under Title IX), age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

  • Hazing Policy:  This organization prohibits its members, both individually and collectively from committing any acts of hazing as defined in the Student Code of Conduct at Georgia State University.

  • Organization Agreement:  This organization agrees to abide by the Georgia State University Student Code of Conduct. Furthermore, agrees to abide by all Student Activities policies, to check the organization’s Panther Involvement Network (PIN) account, mailbox, communicate via email upon request, update the organization’s records on PIN, attend a student organization orientation annually, and renew the organization by May 1st.




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