January 2013 marks the 50th year that MSA National, the parent Muslim Students' Association organization of the US & Canada, has been established.
Since its creation, MSA National has organized countless events centered around charity and education and has developed ongoing projects such as FastAthon, MSA Mentorship, and Project Downtown. The organization has also helped dispel inaccurate notions about Islam and Muslims in America through their dawah, or awareness, campaigns.
About reaching the 50 year milestone MSA National vice president, Maria Ahmad, shares the following reflections on the official website:
...this milestone gives us the opportunity to look back at the 50 years and the effects of MSAs across the nation. It also gives us the opportunity to show our gratitude to those who have put in time and efforts into making MSAs an active avenue for Muslim and Non-Muslim students alike to learn more about Islam and Muslims.
Ahmad goes on to encourage MSAers around the nation to reflect on the difference MSAs have made in their lives and college experiences while showcasing the potential benefits that make the organization a great one to be a part.
University of Michigan's MSA has been somewhat of a legend by local standards -- from winning campus-wide awards to hosting events with hundreds in attendance -- since its being established in the mid 90s.
A list of UM Ann Arbor Campus MSA events along with the names of their current executive board members can be found on their webpage.