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The following is a list of UNC Middle East and Islamic Studies-related student organizations (in alphabetical order).

 

 

Arab Student Organization

Our purpose is to give the UNC community exposure to Arabic culture and traditions, and to provide a voice for Arabic students and students of Arabic descent on campus.

Contact: ramak@live.unc.edu

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unc_aso/

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Christians United for Israel

Christians United for Israel is a student organization which has been founded for the purpose of developing politically-minded student leaders and equipping them to become effective advocates for Israel on campus.

Contact: wvaldespino@unc.edu

 

Heels for Israel

Heels for Israel is a bipartisan organization whose goal is to educate other students about Israel and foster meaningful, respectful, and nuanced conversations while supporting Israel on campus.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heelsforisrael/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/545550088811866/

Contact: ebiller@unc.edu

Islamic Medical Association

The Islamic Medical Association (IMA) at the UNC School of Medicine is a student run organization that strives to represent Muslim students at UNC, foster campus and community-wide engagement with Islam and Muslims, and provide Muslim students with a community for both academic and spiritual support.

Contact: khaja@med.unc.edu

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J Street UNC

Street U at UNC is a student activist organization and home for UNC students interested in peace for Israelis and Palestinians. J Street UNC engages in education, dialogue, policy change, and activism working towards ending the occupation, promoting democracy, and protecting human rights in the region. J Street U at UNC is a chapter of J Street U (a subset of the J Street Organization), a national organization and movement working to change US policy towards Israel/Palestine.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jstreetuunc/

Groupme: https://groupme.com/join_group/85335840/wZZ7FF88

Contact: noajb@live.unc.edu

Jasur Magazine

Jasūr is Duke and UNC Chapel Hill’s journal for critical scholarship on the Middle East and North Africa, though our team includes students from around the world–– we have past and ongoing partnerships with the University of Mosul, Boğaziçi University, UNC Greensboro, and the American University in Beirut. Jasūr publishes a print journal of long-form scholarship written by undergraduate and graduate biannually, and regularly posts short form creative and academic content on our website. Additionally, we regularly host in-person and online events, and publish special issues of the journal related to specific thematic areas.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasurmagazine/

Contact: jasurmagazine@gmail.com

Jewish Business Association

UNC-CH Pakistan Society is a cultural organization aiming to promote the educational, social and political awareness of Pakistan. The goal of the organization is to host events that raise awareness of Pakistan’s cultural heritage and sociopolitical affairs. We aim to form a strong community of students to build intercultural ties with those who wish to learn about and celebrate Pakistani culture.

Contact: bfeibus@email.unc.edu

 

Jewish Law Association

The Jewish Law Association (JLA) is a student organization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill founded for the purpose of creating an environment in which Jewish law students at UNC can build community and network. We want to provide a support system for the Jewish law community and create a positive Jewish presence at Carolina Law.

Contact: Aaron Finkel, President (afinkel@unc.edu)

Contact: Audra Goldstein, Treasurer (aigoldst@live.unc.edu)

North Carolina Hillel

The mission of North Carolina Hillel is to enrich the lives of North Carolina’s Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. NC Hillel seeks to provide students with meaningful Jewish experiences and foster within them an enduring connection to Jewish life.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNCHillel

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unchillel/

Contact: chapelhill@nchillel.org


Turkish Student Association

Turkish Student Association is an organization open to all undergraduate and graduate students with connections to or interest in learning more about Turkey, and Turkish language and culture. TSA promotes cross-cultural exchange through cultural and educational events open to students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Groupme: https://groupme.com/join_group/53158355/kshxYgyRtsa.unc@gmail.com

Contact: mrida@live.unc.edu

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UNC Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Students Association (MSA) seeks to provide Muslim students a community for Islamic worship and interchange of ideas while seeking to promote Islamic values and understanding to the university community generally.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uncmsa

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uncmsa/

Contact: shurah@uncmsa.org

UNC-CH Pakistan Society

UNC-CH Pakistan Society is a cultural organization aiming to promote the educational, social and political awareness of Pakistan. The goal of the organization is to host events that raise awareness of Pakistan’s cultural heritage and sociopolitical affairs. We aim to form a strong community of students to build intercultural ties with those who wish to learn about and celebrate Pakistani culture.

Website: https://paksoc.wixsite.com/uncch

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uncpaksoc/

Contact: paksocatuncchapelhill@gmail.com

 

UNC Persian Cultural Society

Welcome! Persian Cultural Society (PCS) is a student lead organization at UNC Chapel Hill. We bring students together in hopes of creating unity, diversity, and a better understanding of Iran. Through monthly meetings, social outings, campus-wide events, and dance performances, PCS strives to promote awareness and knowledge. We hope you join us at our events and activities this upcoming year!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uncpcs

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uncpcs/

Contact: parim@live.unc.edu

 

UNC Students for Justice in Palestine

Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a group standing in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for liberation. We are student activists who seek to amplify the Palestinian narrative, highlighting both their plight under Israeli apartheid and their continued resistance against it. We adhere to the Palestinian Civil Society call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions of Israel and aim to interrogate our own complicity as university students in facilitating Israeli occupation and apartheid in Palestine. Although we focus our efforts most directly on Palestinian solidarity, we also advocate for the liberation and self-determination of all oppressed and marginalized peoples and take a firm stance against discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, religion, or ability.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uncsjp/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNCSJP

Contact: lroth@unc.edu