Middle Eastern Studies Students' Association

MESSA is the Middle Eastern Studies Students’ Association at the University of Chicago. Membership consists of all students in the Masters Program at the Center of Middle Eastern Studies, as well as an extensive network of alumni and supporters.

MESSA hosts a series of events throughout the academic year that aim to share Middle Eastern culture, language, history, and religion with the larger campus community. The organization also provides workshops and service opportunities that focus on the academic and professional development of students interested in careers related to the Middle East.