Explore Houston Hillel

For more than 80 years, Houston Hillel has provided Jewish students with an avenue to express and embrace their Jewish identify and heritage. We operate student centers at both Rice University and the University of Houston. Our primary facility, the Ida and William Zinn Hillel Student Center, was purchased in 1997. This facility acts as both a student center and a community resource. The purpose of Houston Hillel is to encourage and actively sponsor activities that enrich the Jewish identity of Jewish students and faculty at Houston`s university and college campuses.

This Hillel serves: University of Houston; Rice University; Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Medical Center; Stephen F. Austin State University; University of Texas - Houston Health Science Center; South Texas College of Law; Lone Star College; University of Texas, Medical Branch Galveston; Texas Southern University Law School; University of Houston, Clear Lake; Texas Southern University; Texas A&M University at Galveston; Sam Houston State University; Law Center at the University of Houston; Houston Baptist University; Houston Community College; University of St. Thomas, Houston; UT McGovern Medical School

Undergraduate Enrollment

10 Jewish Students (0.5%*)
2,010 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

0 Jewish Students (0%*)
168 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available No
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator Yes
  • Kosher Food Available No
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered No
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor None
  • Study Abroad in Israel No credit for study abroad in Israel
  • Israel Fellow Yes
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff Yes

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 55%
  • U.S. Region South
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $12,128
  • Tuition Out-of-State $39,470
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 13% / 2%
  • Greek Life No

The Hillel College Guide aims to provide you with a snapshot of each local Hillel’s makeup and offerings. We recognize that there may be more information you need in order to better understand the campus reality, particularly around issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. If you would like additional information about a given campus’ offerings or action steps in those areas, please reach out to us at [email protected].

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