Shippensburg University is a medium-sized public university in rural Central Pennsylvania. Jewish students are a tiny percentage of the overall student body, and most come from the Baltimore or Philadelphia area and tend to be secular or less-observant Jews. The total number of Jewish students on campus is probably less than 50, and the number involved with the Hillel averages fewer than 20.Â The Hillel is a student-run organization with two volunteer faculty-advisors who help the students to organize several social, religious, and educational events each semester. The Hillel shares the use of a non-denominational Campus Spiritual Center with other campus groups. While the Shippensburg University Hillel provides Jewish students with opportunities to meet and interact with other Jewish students on campus, it does not provide the extensive programming, resources, or Jewish populations found at larger Hillels. Jewish students will find excellent academic opportunities at Shippensburg University and an environment that is friendly and supportive--but they may also find that they are the only Jewish student in their classes or living in their dorm.