Turath is an Arabic word meaning heritage. The mission of the house is to allow any student who identifies as Arab or Middle Eastern, as well as Muslim students of all ethnicities and nationalities, to empower themselves and maintain and reclaim their identities. First and foremost, Turath provides a space for Arab, Middle Eastern and Muslim students to articulate their views and express and affirm their culture and religion without fear of harassment and discrimination. In addition it acts as the focal point of Arab, Middle Eastern and Muslim cultural and religious activities on campus, a support network, and as a representative voice of the communities. All students interested in learning about and celebrating Arab, Middle Eastern and Muslim cultures are welcome in Turath.