IOK CHESS – a Public Service Collaborative for the region: An organization combining our Seminary program and Chaplaincy Initiative with Professional Mental Health and Religious Counseling Services. The purpose of this collaborative opens avenues of access for students to see Muslim leadership in action in the classroom, in counseling, as chaplains and as imam’s. The IOK Seminary Faculty are also IOK Chaplains across 9 universities in Southern California, which allows students who are full-time college students to gain first-hand exposure to Muslim leaders and role models in their community who mentor them intellectually and spiritually at the Seminary. The CHESS collaborative also opens opportunities for Seminary students to shadow their instructors outside of the classroom while engaging in various community initiatives that continue to partner with our Mental Health and Religious Counseling Services.