Explore Hillel Foundation at Miami University

Miami University is an exciting and safe place to explore being Jewish! Hillel is the central address for Jewish life on campus and in the community, a place where students feel at home, and a vital partner with the University.  The University promotes an atmosphere of respect and understanding across the entire campus and works closely with us and the Oxford Interfaith Center. Miami's Jewish student population reaches 800-1000 and comes from different places, denominations, and backgrounds. Hillel promotes individual journeys of exploration and discovery. Our engaging student leaders and dedicated staff help connect hundreds of students throughout the academic year through a wide variety of programs, internships, cultural, educational, Israel and immersive experiences, and social justice initiatives. This vibrant community includes Hillel: Association of Jewish students (Hillel: AJS) registered student organization, Peer Network Engagement Internships, Hillel Leadership Intern program, TAMID (entrepreneurship program through the Farmer School of Business), Careers Cincinnati Summer Internship and Mentor Program, a Jewish Greek Council, Students for Israel at Miami and HawkPAC (AIPAC on campus), and a First Year Student Council. Hillel: AJS is one of the most active student organizations on campus and has been the recipient of the Program of the Year, Student Organization of the Year, and Diversity and Inclusion awards from Miami University's Office of Student Affairs.  All students are encouraged to participate in as well as create and implement new initiatives and establish new Jewish groups on campus. Jewish students at Miami University are Building relationships, creating partnerships, exploring new opportunities, and becoming the leaders of tomorrow. Prospective students are invited to contact the staff of Hillel at Miami University to ask questions, chat about Jewish life on campus, and arrange for student-to-student conversations or hospitality during a campus visit. Students and families are welcome to stop by Hillel at any time. Check out our website at www.muhillel.org, like us on Facebook at Hillel: Miami University, and sign up for Hillel at Miami's Instagram.

Undergraduate Enrollment

1,000 Jewish Students (6.0%*)
16,722 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

25 Jewish Students (1.1%*)
2,243 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, Other
  • 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

The University works with any and all students who have dietary needs. Dining services will help develop a kosher meal plan and will make every effort to adhere to dietary needs. There is also glatt kosher food available in nearby Cincinnati. Kosher meals are also offered by Hillel at Miami University for Breakfast for Dinner, Sunday Brunch, special events, and on Shabbat and holidays.

Options: Meals available on shabbat/holidays only;Kosher food available nearby

Religious Services

Hillel at Miami University conducts weekly, pluralistic, egalitarian Shabbat services and innovative options throughout the academic year. Friday night services are student-led including a "Jewish Teachable Moment". Students, staff, and faculty help plan, conduct, and participate in Shabbat and holiday celebrations including both days of Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, a Break Fast, Sukkot, and two Passover Seders. Celebratory meals for all holidays and kosher for Passover meals are provided. Hillel is also privileged to have a Rabbinic Educator from HUC-JIR on a regular basis to help enrich Jewish life on campus and lead High Holiday services.

Frequency: Contact this hillel

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 80%
  • U.S. Region Midwest
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $16,545
  • Tuition Out-of-State $38,761
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 38% / 5%
  • Greek Life Yes


Welcome Back Block Party

Join Hillel at Miami as we shut down the block to welcome back all of our students! We will have food trucks, fortune tellers, games, and more! Join us from 5-7! Everyone is welcome!!

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Oxford OH 45056 US
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