Although there is a small Jewish population, Hillel at Loyola is an integral and important part of campus life at Loyola University Chicago. Hillel sponsors some of the university`s major campuswide programs and is involved in many significant university events. Hillel has its own office, living room/lounge and kitchen within the University Ministry space, and its central location makes Hillel a hub of activity. The Hillel is very personal, and every Jewish student is valued and appreciated. That philosophy has resulted in the activism of the diverse Jewish student body at Loyola, where the 150 Jewish faculty and staff are also part of Jewish life at the university. There are usually several Hillel programs per week, and it is not unusual for Hillel programs to be among those selected for university recognition at the end of the year. The Hillel Director, Patti Ray, is also an adjunct university staff member, which provides important access for Hillel to the university community. Loyola University Jewish graduate and professional students are served on-campus by Hillel at Loyola, and Hillel offers information on resources for off-campus program opportunities for Jewish graduate and professional students.