Al Nur's Advisor, Sharif Rosen
Sharif A. Rosen joined the Tucker Foundation as the Muslim & Multi-Faith Advisor in December 2013.
ABOUT THE ADVISOR POSITION
Al-Nur has had an advisor since its inception as a Dartmouth organization in 1983. For over two decades, the advisor was a volunteer; sometimes a faculty member, or a committed local community member. More recently, the advisor has been a paid employee of the Tucker Foundation. The original position within the Tucker Foundation was known as the “Muslim Advisor,” and it was a part-time role. It was first held by Irfan Aziz (2006-2007), and then R. David Coolidge (2008-2009), who both commuted to campus from over two hours in order to fulfill their duties. Responding to student requests to expand the position, the Tucker Foundation created a new full-time position, entitled the “Advisor for Campus Muslim Life and the International Service & Education Programs.” This is a joint position which emphasizes both aspects of Tucker’s mission, namely “faith” and “service,” and which will provide a new level of support to the Al-Nur student leadership. Dawood Yasin was the first individual to serve Al-Nur and the Dartmouth community in this new, expanded role.
Since Dawood's departure from Dartmouth, Sharif inherits a role that has evolved further still into the "Muslim and Multi-Faith Advisor" which entails supporting the campus' Muslim community, and facilitating the Tucker Foundation's multi-faith initiatives serving the entire student body. The latter includes weekly events like Multi-Faith Conversations, affinity housing groups like the Inter-Faith Living and Learning Community and trips like the Faith-in-Action Alternative Spring Break.