High School Students are invited to campus to explore and experience KU through a Jewish lens
On October 14, KU Hillel will host its annual Hillel on the Hill, the KU Jewish experience for high school juniors and seniors.
High school students will have the opportunity to explore the University of Kansas through a Jewish lens while getting to know current KU students, touring campus, and learning about ways to get involved with Jewish life. Finally, students will have the opportunity to attend a Shabbat Dinner with over 100 Jewish students in the Kansas Union.
KU Hillel Program Director Melissa Kingston said she’s seen many high school students attend Hillel on the Hill and then decide to attend KU. All three of the student leaders in charge of planning this year’s event attended Hillel on the Hillel when they were in high school.
Along with Kingston, KU student leaders Logan Cole, Paige Krug, and Brittany Multer are in charge of planning this year’s event. Sophomore Logan Cole said Hillel on the Hillel was the main reason she decided to enroll at KU. The impact the event had on her made her excited to plan this program for others.
"Hillel on the Hill was ultimately the reason that I currently attend the KU,” Cole said. “It was a great experience and I am so glad I ended up at KU - I’m so excited to give high school juniors and seniors that same opportunity to fall in love with KU and the Jewish community here."
Like Cole, KU junior Paige Krug wanted to show future students why she chose to get involved in Hillel at KU and why Hillel is one of her favorite places at school.
“I love the idea of showing off KU and Hillel to high school students because I’m so passionate about and happy that I chose to be a part of KU and the Jewish community here and I can’t wait to show that to potential students,” Krug said.
Kingston also said Hillel on the Hillel is a positive experience for high school students even if they do not plan on attending KU.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for students to simply experience college for a day,” Kingston said. “It gives insight not only on Jewish life, but also the general college experience.”
Hillel on the Hillel costs $15 and includes: Lunch, Shabbat Dinner, a KU Hillel T-shirt, transportation to and from the Kansas City JCC and all Hillel on the Hill activities. To register, please go to www.kuhillel.org.