Southwest Asian and North African (SWANA)

Student Services 



Register for the 1st annual SWANA Recognition Celebration! 

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After years of student led advocacy, and with the commitment and support of the Division of Student Affairs, CSUF is on the way to becoming the first ever CSU to have a Resource Center for SWANA students! In Fall 2023, SWANA Student Services inaugural team was formed and began laying the groundwork for the upcoming SWANA Resource Center. Currently, a collaborative model of envisioning is occuring to involve stakeholders in the process of creating this amazing new space and resource for the SWANA and CSUF community.


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mariham iskander



Mariham Iskander M.A. M.S.   (they/them/theirs - she/her/hers)

Associate Director, Diversity Initiatives & Resource Centers



bellar naber



Bellar Naber   (she/her/hers)

Graduate Student Assistant, SWANA Student Services 




haneefah syed



Haneefah Syed   (she/her/hers)

Communications and Graphic Design Lead, SWANA Student Services 




cyril yousef



Cyril Yousef   (he/him/his)

Programming and Activities Lead, SWANA Student Services 


Upcoming Programs!

  • SWANA SS at Discoverfest!
  • SWANA Student Services Open House

  • Ramadan Iftar 

  • SWANA Heritage Month 




Get Involved with SWAnA student Organizations!


SWANA (SouthWest Asian North African) Club 

Students for Justice In Palestine (SJP)

Muslim Students Association (MSA)

The Coptic Orthodox Christians Club

Afghan Student Association (ASA)

Iranian Student Organization (IRANSA)

Lebanese Student Association (LSA)

Unheard Cries