Explore Brown RISD Hillel

Brown RISD Hillel, the center for Jewish life at both Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design, is an integral part of campus religious, social, cultural, educational, and political life. Brown RISD Hillel encourages and supports a diversity of students as they explore, develop, and deepen their Jewish identities. We are committed to having Judaism serve as a source of meaning and growth during students' time on College Hill and in their lives after graduation. Brown RISD Hillel operates from the award-winning Glenn and Darcy Weiner Center, a 25,000 square foot facility in the heart of Brown's campus.

Undergraduate Enrollment

1,700 Jewish Students (23.9%*)
7,125 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

139 Jewish Students (4.2%*)
3,347 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus Yes
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Major
  • Study Abroad in Israel University approved programs, Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow No

Kosher Dining

Brown University's Dining Services offers a Kosher Meal Plan. Meals are served daily for lunch and dinner in the Sharpe Refectory. Provided by a Glatt Kosher caterer, students on a Kosher meal plan can access a separate blessed room to obtain their food and then rejoin their friends in the main seating area. Participating students can also eat from the regular daily menu and will enjoy all the benefits of the regular meal plan, including credit, guest meals, and FlexPlus points. For more information, please visit the Brown University Dining Services website (https://dining.brown.edu/meal-plans/#meal-plan-dining) or call 401-863-3343.

Options: University meal plan-no extra cost;Kosher food available nearby

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 7%
  • U.S. Region Northeast
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $62,680
  • Tuition Out-of-State $62,680
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 97% / 11%
  • Greek Life Yes

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Providence RI 02906 US
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