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Campus Life

A Community of Learning

At Zaytuna College, our students find an abundance of opportunities for personal, intellectual, and spiritual growth. Students enter the College as part of a cohort, a community of learners that travel together through the curriculum, and they are encouraged to study together, teach each other, and reinforce what they've learned by reviewing with their peers. They also find connections beyond their classes; upperclassmen who have traveled the same path assist those who come after because they’ve read the same books and navigated the same academic plan. Companionship is based on more than shared backgrounds and hobbies, but also on the shared journey of seeking sacred knowledge.

A Center of Faith and Scholarship

Zaytuna’s campus is on Holy Hill, a multi-faith neighborhood that is home to the largest consortium of religious colleges in the nation. The Upper Campus, the home of the undergraduate program, sits on the very top of the hill on a serene ten-acre property; the Lower Campus, where the graduate program is held, is two blocks from the University of California–Berkeley and within walking distance of downtown Berkeley.

As a student at Zaytuna College, you also become part of the San Francisco Bay Area, a thriving, bustling center of culture, technology, and academia with a population of seven million people, including a Muslim population of about 250,000, more than fifty mosques, and dozens of Islamic organizations.

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Experiential Learning

Zaytuna College aims to foster a holistic environment of learning where inquiry, transmission, and debate take place as a way of life inside and outside the classroom.

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Residential Life

Zaytuna College offers on-campus housing to all matriculated students. Living on campus provides students with the opportunity to continue academic discussions outside of the classroom, and build relationships that will endure beyond graduation.

Learn more about our on-campus housing.

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Honor Code

Zaytuna College seeks to foster a community of learning and to provide an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of Islam. As such, the College has formulated the Honor Code, a statement of six core principles related to personal conduct that clarifies and furthers the principles that regulate behavior both on and off campus. 

Learn more about our honor code.