Explore Hillel of Chico

Chico Hillel invites our students to be in the driver's seat. We empower each individual to discover what being Jewish means to them. We cultivate a Jewish family experience with all students on campus. We are a tight-knit group who loves and supports one another plus friends, roommates, and any other curious visitors. Our Jewish Social Club on campus contributes to the development of lifelong friendships through education, engagement, food and cultural activities.

Just like everything else we do, our Shabbat offerings have a Chico-style casualness led by students for students with the main focus centering around socializing with friends! Join us for our new weekly Shabbat celebrations when school is in session. So that we can accommodate larger groups our locations rotate between student and fancy faculty homes along with campus spaces. We like to mix it up so check out our calendar for more information. Each week, we create unique Shabbat dinner themes coinciding with the Jewish calendar as well as classic American traditions like delicious Bar-B-Q's. It is important that our Hillel hosts such traditional events with a twist driven by students, sometimes we even offer a pre-Shabbat experience from 12-3pm to accommodate student's schedules. Our group prides itself on creating opportunities to experience community and togetherness surrounding food and customs. We offer Shabbat dinners to our students and welcome them to bring their friends to share in the most significant cornerstone of Judaism, the mitzvah of Shabbat.

Undergraduate Enrollment

315 Jewish Students (2.2%*)
14,406 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

22 Jewish Students (2.2%*)
1,015 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Unknown
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator No
  • Kosher Food Available No
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor None
  • Study Abroad in Israel Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow No
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 72%
  • U.S. Region Pacific
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $5,712
  • Tuition Out-of-State $17,622
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 1% / 2%
  • Greek Life Yes

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101 Salem St. Suite 160
Chico CA 95928 US
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