Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Our broadcast signal serving the St. George (93.9) area is operating in low-power mode due to mechanical issues. More info.

UT-Austin Sorority Gives Muslim Students A Space In Greek Life

Mu Delta Alpha founder Samira Maddox makes the Delta sign with members of all MDA chapters, who gathered at UT-Dallas on Oct. 8, 2017. (Nida Rehman, courtesy Mu Delta Alpha)
Mu Delta Alpha founder Samira Maddox makes the Delta sign with members of all MDA chapters, who gathered at UT-Dallas on Oct. 8, 2017. (Nida Rehman, courtesy Mu Delta Alpha)

A new sorority started up at the University of Texas at Austin this year. The members have Greek letters, and their colors are teal, white and peach. All things that people associate with a typical sorority.

But as Nadia Hamdan ( @nadzhamz) of KUT reports, this is not a typical sorority. It’s another in the growing number of Muslim sororities in the United States.

Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

KUER is listener-supported public radio. Support this work by making a donation today.