Vision and Mission


Our vision is that every Jewish student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life,                             learning, social justice, and Israel.
With approximately 2,000 Jewish students on campus, UVM Hillel is a growing, inclusive, pluralistic                           Jewish community.


UVM Hillel provides students with opportunities to:

  • Explore their Jewish roots
  • Deepen their spirituality
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Make life-long friendships

Hillel's mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel student leaders, professionals and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming and inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. Hillel helps students find a balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world) and Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability and results.