The Association of Student Dormitory Management (ASLAMA) for Muhammadiyah-’Aisyiyah Higher Education Institutions (MHEIs) had been inaugurated. They also conducted Forum Silaturahim Mudir Asrama (Dormitory Director Forum) and National Meeting via Zoom on Friday (04/03). Prof. Dr. H. M. Noor Rachman Hadjam, S.U from Muhammadiyah Council for Higher Education, Research, and Development (CHERD), inaugurated the ASLAMA Boards for 2022-2023.
Dr. Irwan Baadilla, M.Pd, the Chairman of ASLAMA MHEIs, mentioned that ASLAMA is an institution under Muhammadiyah CHERD that manages all MHEIs’ dormitories in Indonesia. The various names of dormitory comprise of a dormitory, asrama, pesantren mahasiswa, PUTM, and Ma’had Ali. “ASLAMA has a significant role in producing Muhammadiyah cadre providing a place to edify morals of MHEIs academic civitas as the current theme The Strategic Roles of ASLAMA in improving Islamic Campus Behaviour Index of MHEIs,” he said.
Prof. Dr. Sofyan Anif, M.Si, the Rector of Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS) as the host of the agenda, congratulated ASLAMA Boards for their new mandate. He also expected that the dormitory would become a place to establish cadre and elevate their soft skills. “When students graduate from the dormitory, I hope they can preach and do the community services,” he said. The dormitory also requires to realize the organization’s goal as Muhammadiyah service to encourage good morality and Islamic spirit. “I hope it (read: the dormitory) can produce the excellent generation to contribute to the foundation, communities (ummah), states, and nations,” said Prof. Dr. H. M. Noor Rachman Hadjam, S.U.
Afterward, it continued with the presentation and discussion by Dr. Muhammad Samsudin, S.Ag., M.Pd as the Vice-Secretary of CHERD with the theme The Strategic Roles of ASLAMA in improving Islamic Campus Behaviour Index of MHEIs. Also, the boards were called upon National Meeting (RAKORNAS). Prof. Dr. dr. Em Sutrisna, M.Kes, the Vice-Rector IV for Human Resource affairs, Islamic and Muhammadiyah Studies, and Informational System, closed the meeting.  CHERD