HUMA was started in 2004 by a number of interested alumni who felt that the Muslim Alumni community could be strengthened by an official organization. It was also envisioned to support the longterm goal of providing for a Muslim Chaplain on campus and seeing the development of a Masjid in the Harvard Square are. Currently with over 300 members, spanning various school and years, HUMA is a vibrant and active alumni organization.
"The mission of Harvard University Muslim Alumni (HUMA) is to connect Harvard Muslim alumni and faculty and thereby to support Islam and Muslims at Harvard."
We achieve our goal primary through the following four channels:
1. Alumni Networking
We plan to serve as a network for Harvard Muslim alumni and faculty. Our goal is to facilitate connections between Muslim Alumni with similar interests. This is done through our annual Global Iftaar Program during Ramadan, and Alumni Mixers in major cities.
2. Supporting Muslims on Campus
We strive to create more resources at Harvard for Muslims, including actively working with the Islamic societies on campus, at the college and the graduate schools, to provide providing financial or other support.
3. Increasing Islamic Resources on Campus
Our goal is to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims. In line with this objective, we strive to create more resources at Harvard for those interested in understanding more about Islam and reducing misunderstanding about the religion.
4. Increasing Access to Harvard for Muslims
It's our belief that all students should be able to have the opportunity attend high quality educational institutions like Harvard. We aim to help ensure that Muslims are properly represented at Harvard and as such we plan to work with young Muslims to encourage them to apply
Questions? Email our VP Communications at: VPCommunications@HarvardMuslimAlumni.org