The Islamic Center at NYU serves a diverse Muslim population in the New York and the tri-state area. Located in the heart of lower Manhattan, the Islamic Center at NYU provides a safe place for individuals with multiple points of entry to learn, pray, socialize and utilize a space situated at intellectual and spiritual crossroads. Inspired by the belief that communities develop in a supportive environment, people from all backgrounds are welcomed to engage in cross-cultural experiences, social justice endeavors, civic engagement initiatives, multifaith programing, spiritual practices and religious education. Students, young professionals, families and seniors from all around the world with diverse backgrounds and experiences make up the Islamic Center. The Islamic Center at NYU is housed within NYU’s Global Spiritual Life under the division of Student Affairs. NYU is private research institution of higher education with campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.