Meet Chaplain Omar!

                              Chaplain Omar Bayramoglu

Chaplain Omar Bayramoglu is the new Muslim chaplain at Wesleyan University. He received his education from Zaytuna College, America’s first accredited Muslim liberal-arts college in Berkeley, California, attaining a Bachelor’s of Arts in Islamic Law and Theology and his Master’s of Arts in Religious Studies with a focused area of study in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations and a graduate certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy both from Hartford Seminary.

Outside of formal education, Chaplain Omar spent time with the local Imam in Paterson, New Jersey, becoming highly involved in the Muslim community in Northern New Jersey. He formally and informally was involved with youth groups in the Islamic Center of Passaic County, later making his way to being with undergraduate Muslim students. Chaplain Omar spends time with his wife, reading, and is a tech enthusiast.