The Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine strives to establish a solid sisterhood and brotherhood between its members by providing a welcoming, safe, and open environment for Muslim students on campus. Each week is filled with several social activities, from sisters’ chai nights to brothers’ breakfasts to quarterly MSU dinners at local restaurants. Through these activities, MSU provides a home away from home and a support system during the most crucial years of a person’s life.
Aside from weekly brothers and sisters get-togethers, MSU members reunite at their Welcome Banquet, quarterly dinners at local restaurants as well as the End of the Year Banquet.
Each year the Muslim Student Union holds an annual retreat during first weekend of winter quarter. Attendees participate in bonding activities, activities, inspirational talks, and outdoor activities to strengthen their sisterhood and brotherhood away from the stress of campus life.
Established with the intent to rekindle flames of brotherhood and sisterhood, the Muslim student organization continues the legacy of hosting the annual Brothers versus Sisters cook off. A total of 9 dishes–3 appetizers, 3 entrees, and 3 desserts, are served to a panel of judges. Both sides have to cook, plate, and present dishes individually, accumulating a series of points for taste, presentation, and creativity.