Hillel International announced today that student groups at 18 colleges and universities in 14 states have expressed interest in formally affiliating themselves with the Hillel movement since the start of the academic year. Long known as the largest Jewish student organization in the world, Hillel International continues to grow towards serving 600 campuses in North and South America, Europe, Central Asia, Australia and Israel.
The minimum standards an organization must meet to affiliate with Hillel International include being a registered student organization with the local campus administration, having at least five active members, and having a faculty advisor.
“Formal affiliation with Hillel International continues to be the gold standard for Jewish student organizations. This is particularly true on campuses with smaller communities, and it is a testament to the strength of the Hillel movement. We’re honored that students want to be recognized as being part of Hillel,” said President and CEO Eric Fingerhut.
The 18 colleges and universities that Hillel International is working with to arrange for formal affiliation include Clemson University, Oklahoma State University-Stillwater, The Evergreen State College, Flagler College, Capital University, University of North Dakota, Mercer University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Missouri University of Science and Technology, University of New Hampshire, SUNY Oneonta, University of Maine, The University of Tulsa, Babson College, and Truman State University.