Hillel JUC was among those feted at the Hillel Global Assembly last week. The “excellence in depth” award for student engagement was given to Hillel JUC’s Jewish Student Life team, along with representatives from Brandeis Hillel, Hillel at Butler University, Hillel at Susquehanna University, Hillel Jewish Center the University of Virginia, Indiana University Hillel, Jewish Life at Georgetown, Muhlenberg College Hillel, University of Delaware Hillel and Washington and Lee University Hillel.
The award is not for a specific program or activity, but for achieving organizational excellence, explained Hillel JUC Executive Director and CEO Dan Marcus: “It is awarded for meeting the Hillel International excellence standard of engaging more than 30% of the undergraduate population at least six times in a school year, and having them participate in a high-impact activity, such as ongoing Jewish learning, visiting Israel or leading a campus community.”
At Hillel JUC, 556 Pitt students and 139 CMU students fulfilled such goals last year. The international conference was held at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center from Dec. 9 to Dec. 12. pjc