Muslim Chaplaincy opens at University of Windsor

Ribbon cutting of the Muslim Chaplaincy at the University of Windsor, February 7, 2020. (Photo by Maureen Revait)

The Muslim Chaplaincy is now open at the University of Windsor.

The dedicated space offers students faith-based counselling and educational services.  The Muslim Students Association has been working on the establishment of the facility for the last three years.

“Seeing the huge demand for Muslim students, in particular, we really wanted to offer some sort of counselling service where people can come meet with the chaplain who understands their values, their cultural lens who can provide mental support, emotional support, intellectual support and for many students sometimes the Chaplain is the first point of contact for mental health resources,” said coordinator Shaymaa Zantout.

Imam Yousef will be the first chaplain. He will offer weekly office hours, counselling and pastoral care.