The Social Development subcommittee’s mission is to strengthen the Muslim community at Penn through various activities ranging from lively Eid banquets to recreational ski trips, and much more. Each spring the Family Fair brings the entire community together to enjoy a fun-filled day in the sun. With your creativity and dedication, next year’s festivities will be even more memorable than the last!

Contact: Faizan Khan (faizan@wharton.upenn.edu) or Sarah Ijaz (sarahij@sas.upenn.edu)



Family Fair

Each April, the Social Development subcommittee holds this marquee event as a celebration of Islamic unity. Hundreds of Muslim families come to Penn’s campus to enjoy a delicious Halal barbecue, as well as sports and activities for all. While the arts and crafts, cultural games, and moon bounce are a hit with kids, it is most rewarding to connect with our Muslim brothers and sisters in West Philadelphia.


During the month of Ramadan, the Social Subcommittee organizes the fast-a-thon, encouraging the wider Penn community to pledge to fast for a day.  On behalf of each pledger, local businesses donate money and all proceed go to a non-profit organization.  Previous organizations chosen were Feed the Children and charity:water.  At the end of the day, the MSA holds a free banquet for all to break their fasts together.

Other Events:

– Tea Parties

-Annual Ski Trip

– Ice Skating

– Game Nights

– Study Breaks

– Potlucks




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