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Colorado State University Hillel

Colorado State Hillel is a proud part of Hillel of Colorado – which also includes the University of Denver Hillel – serving students with traditional programming such as Shabbat dinners, holiday celebrations, social justice initiatives, and religious and social programs; leadership programs to train the Jewish leaders of tomorrow; and Israel programs including Birthright Israel travel opportunities and Israel education, dialogue, and advocacy.

CSU Hillel was the first student-led organization to be certified sustainable by Hazon, the Jewish lab for sustainability, as we pride ourselves on being an ecological leader with our recycling, composting and energy efficient efforts, and our educational programs and activities. CSU Hillel also prides itself on being a part of the Interfaith Communities of Fort Collins and Northern Colorado: we co-sponsor and cook an annual Kosher Interfaith Friendsgiving dinner with the CSU Multifaith Partners; participate in Better Together Days by hosting students from other faiths; and welcome all students at our weekly Shabbat dinners.  CSU Hillel students are an integral part of the planning and marketing the community-wide Holocaust Awareness Week every February. We also honor wellness and self-care by offering programming and making available space for deep spiritual and emotional connection.  This October we launch weekly Self Care Sundays, an opportunity for students to participate in yoga, connect with friends – and to learn about Kabbalah, Aromatic Medicine, and other meditative practices – for optimum mental health and wellbeing. Make sure to check out our calendar for upcoming programs.

CSU Hillel continues to encourage eligible students to participate in a free Birthright Israel Trip, this year including celebrating new year’s eve in Israel: our dates are December 30th, 2019 - January 10th, 2020.

Take advantage of opportunities to stay in touch with Hillel during school and upon graduation through our Friends of Hillel Program! Be a part of making CSU Hillel the “go to” place for an authentic Jewish home-away-from-home experience: providing students the opportunity to create an open and fun community where Jewish values enrich the lives of students during their college years and beyond.

Our location

Merage Hillel House
720 W Laurel Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Campus Director
Mariah DeGear
(970) 519‑1925

Upcoming Events

Recent CSU Hillel Blog Posts

  • A New Year’s Message from our CSU Hillel Student Board President (10/1/2019) - I want to share our gratitude with you as our CSU students prepare for the High Holidays at Hillel.   Throughout the year our CSU Hillel allows the campus and the larger Fort Collins Jewish communities to come together to celebrate our history and holidays, and – of course – to eat!  Through your generous support - Read more...
  • ASCSU passes resolution, bill in support of Jewish community (8/25/2019) - "The Associated Students of Colorado State University unanimously voted to pass a resolution and a bill meant to support the University’s Jewish community." Read the full article by Charlotte Lang at The Rocky Mountain Collegian. https://collegian.com/2019/09/category-news-ascsu-passes-resolution-bill-in-support-of-jewish-community/
  • Hillel of CSU – Fall 2019 Programs (8/12/2019) - (All programs at the CSU Hillel House, the Merage Hillel House, unless otherwise noted.) Monday 8/26/19 – Fall Classes begin Friday, 8/30/2019 @6:30pm – Shabbat Dinner Sunday, 9/01/2019 @2-4 pm – JEWnity BBQ Wednesday-Thursday, 9/4-5/2019 @TBD – Involvement Fair Friday, 9/06/2019 @6pm – JEWnity Shabbat at Chabad Friday, 9/13/2019 @6:30pm – Shabbat Dinner Friday, 9/20/2019 - Read more...

CSU Hillel Student Leadership Team

Leadership Team and Chickens

The Student Leadership Team is the core group of leaders creating a Jewish home on campus, and these students gain valuable Jewish and professional knowledge, skills, and experience. Their involvement is critical in defining Jewish programming and engagement on campus each semester. Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to get involved, to impact and shape the Jewish community for each other and their peers.

President - Organizational Leadership Internship

Linzy Upton - Spatz

Vice President - Jewish Education Internship

Kenny Shuster


Secretary - Engagement Internship

Leora Green


Marketing Internship

Corryn Zylstra


Community Outreach and Spiritual Life Internship

Alex Kaye