Construction at 'Berg
Hillel/Sociology & Anthropology (HSA)
The history of Jewish life at Muhlenberg College is rich and unique. At times when other academic institutions openly discriminated against Jewish students, Muhlenberg’s religious values fostered not only tolerance, but an embrace of all students. That history has created the unique Jewish community that exists at Muhlenberg College today.
Together with Hillel staff and student leadership, the College administration has created a vision for a renovation and expansion of the existing Hillel House that incorporates a magnificent addition, including a Shabbat Dinner Hall with seating for over 300, a dedicated sanctuary, an institutional kitchen, a student-designed lounge and additional student and staff office space.
The Sociology and Anthropology department will also experience a great deal of change as it moves to a new location. By 20ll, Sociology and Anthropology faculty and staff will be housed on the same floor. This expansion will allow Muhlenberg College to feature current faculty and student research as well as showcase the department's collection of primate and human evolution skeletal casts.
The new space also includes a smart classroom with computer and laboratory facilities as well as an updated resource room for small conferences and meetings. Members of the department looks forward to providing more opportunities for independent student research and active learning and enhancing our collaborations with different academic and student life departments across campus