Explore Hillel at Ithaca College

Hillel at Ithaca College is the hub for Jewish student life on campus. Whether you express your Jewish identity through religious, cultural, social, educational or social justice activities, or are just wanting to explore what being Jewish means to you, you can find a welcome at Ithaca College Hillel. Approximately 900 students at Ithaca College, or 12% are Jewish, and come from a wide variety of Jewish backgrounds. Students initiate, organize and lead cultural, social action, social, religious, Israel and Jewish education programs. Hillel at IC is an integral part of campus life as one of the interfaith communities based at Muller Chapel. Kosher meals are available with a meal plan at Terrace Dining Hall. First Year students are encouraged to start having fun doing Jewish at our pre-semester FreshFest, first organized in 2010 by students, as are many of our signature programs.

Undergraduate Enrollment

1,050 Jewish Students (22.8%*)
4,601 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

15 Jewish Students (3.5%*)
435 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator No
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor
  • Study Abroad in Israel Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow No
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

Kosher Food is provided every day, and is supervised by an Orthodox Mashgiah (A person in Jewish tradition, who makes sure that the laws of Kashrut are observed).

Options: University meal plan-no extra cost

Religious Services

Staff and student-led shabbat services take place every Friday at Muller Chapel at 6pm. In addition to both Reform & Conservative style minyanim weekly, there is often an alternative Shabbat service or activity, and both groups come together at the end for kiddush and motzi. A free and warm Shabbat dinner follows at 7pm each week, by the fireside at Muller Chapel! Students are invited to come for any service or simply drop in and join us for dinner.

Frequency: Friday night only

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 73%
  • U.S. Region Northeast
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $50,510
  • Tuition Out-of-State $50,510
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 60% / 3%
  • Greek Life Yes

Related Scholarships

Check out some of the scholarships available for Ithaca College Jewish undergraduate students.

Ithaca College

Nathan L. Lewish Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for a student who has studied in a Jewish day school for a minimum of four years and a maximum of 12 years, and who has demonstrated financial need.

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953 Danby Road, Muller Chapel
Ithaca NY 14850 US
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