The Board of Directors of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life has granted three Hillel Foundations accreditation, recognizing their adherence to Hillel's international standards.
Hillel of Greater Toronto became an accredited Hillel, and University of Massachusetts Hillel and Indiana University Hillel received reaccreditation. To receive accreditation, Hillel Foundations must demonstrate compliance with standards of excellence in the areas of governance, student programs, communications, resources and management systems. The Hillel accreditation team – comprising an international center staff member, a student, a field staff member and a lay leader – also evaluates the Foundation's relationship with its university and local Jewish community.
"The accreditation of these Hillels represents their continued dedication to serving Jewish students on campuses around the world," said Hillel President Avraham Infeld.
To date, Hillel has accredited 66 Foundations across the United States and Canada. These campuses represent a broad range of Foundation profiles: small and large schools, residential and commuter campuses, as well as public and private universities. Every Hillel has been assigned a date for participation, with the goal of accreditation for all Hillel Foundations.