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LOC is an opportunity created and reserved for Jewish first-year students to immerse themselves in their new Jewish home at UF Hillel. LOC is a student-led, staff-supported initiative that facilitates the beginning of enduring friendships and community, opportunities for self-discovery, and a leadership-focused environment. 


LOC participants will take part in sessions focused on:

  1. Developing leadership skills aimed at improving self-confidence and inspiring others.

  2. Creating a strong sense of community amongst students and their Jewish peers.

  3. Discovering passions and values that will set students up for a successful college experience. 

  4. Identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to become a more effective team member and leader.

  5. Learning about different people’s experiences in the Jewish community in order to create a more inclusive environment. 

​In addition to training, participants will have access to:

  • UF Hillel’s network of leaders on campus

  • Support and mentorship from UF Hillel staff

  • Opportunities to shape Jewish life on campus

Fall 2023 Schedule:

There are two cohort options for LOC: Tuesdays 5pm-6:30 pm and Wednesdays 5-6:30pm.

Both cohorts will begin during the week of September 25 and will meet once per week for 8 weeks. 

Applications for the fall semester are now closed.


On your application, please pick the time or times that work best for you and you will be placed in one of the two cohorts. 

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