First professional Muslim sorority opens chapter on campus

Source: The Daily Texan

The nation’s first professional Muslim sorority, Mu Delta Alpha, has established a beta chapter at UT and started rush week Monday.

The University of Texas at Austin chapter had its first information session on Monday, during which members presented the goals for the sorority and the activities they plan to have, such as career workshops, Quran study and socials. Mu Delta Alpha founder Samira  Maddox said the sorority’s goal is to help Muslim women become leaders and professionals while sticking to their Islamic values.

“We have some aspects of a traditional Greek life such as sisterhood and friendship,” Maddox said. “But our main goal is creating leaders and empowering our sisters without jeopardizing our Islamic ethics, because everything we do is reflective of Islam.”

The sorority initially began as Muslimahs For Change with a grand alpha chapter at the University of Texas at Dallas, but began calling itself Mu Delta Alpha in the fall of 2016. Other than its chapters at UT-Austin and UT-Dallas, it has a joint gamma chapter that includes the University of North Texas and Texas Women’s University.

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