By Brooke Soper

Students who want to stay connected to their faith turn to a variety of religious organizations on Western Michigan University’s campus. The groups are combatting a historic decline in religious engagement that occurs in adolescents once they leave home and enter college.

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) currently has over 150 members total, with around 30 students attending meetings and events. Students are encouraged to join because MSA unites people of all kinds, spreads awareness about Islam, and helps dispel misconceptions about the religion and its followers.

His House is a Christian community that does have houses open to all. The community has around 40 to 50 regular members.

Hillel at Western Michigan University serves students of Jewish faith. It has around 60 members with around 15 to 20 students attending events.

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