About Project Nur


Project Nur is a student-led initiative advocating for social justice by empowering responsible leaders to cultivate an environment of acceptance and mutual respect between Muslims and all communities. Project Nur achieves this mission by fulfilling the following five goals:

  1. Lead a movement to promote principles of human rights and civil rights in the United States and around the world by raising awareness through programs and events.
  2. Engage student leaders in civil and entrepreneurial initiatives by actively participating in projects in our local communities and abroad.
  3. Provide a space for every one of different cultural backgrounds and experience to celebrate the diversity in our nation.
  4. Build the next generation of leaders to remedy the challenges facing the American Muslim community through action-based initiatives focused on promoting coexistence of all communities.
  5. Create the ground for voices of pluralism of American Muslims and American non-Muslims by working with students who are progressive, reformist, liberal, secular, moderate or conservative, without proselytizing and judging Muslims of different thought.

Being part of the national Project Nur network allows students to engage in strong and rich activism while expanding their skill sets and building invaluable experience. The purpose of Project Nur is to empower groups of students to address difficult humanitarian, political, and rights-based issues on their campuses. By focusing on issues and challenges related to the Muslim world and Muslims in the US, we hope to build bridges between American Muslims and non-Muslims through understanding, cooperation, and respect.

Being part of  Project Nur allows students to self-direct campaigns on their campuses by hosting events, generating awareness, and conducting discussions. Students have an opportunity to create a positive change on issues they really care about in their campus community.

Interested students or current Project Nur members can find more information on the Project Nur website by clicking here. There is a strong role for professors and alumni in the Project Nur network and we ask you to read more about what you can do on the website, as well.