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Hillel International Campus Climate Review

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Understanding the campus experiences of Jewish college students
  • Client
    Hillel International
  • Dates
    Cohort 2: 2021-2022
    Cohort 3: 2022-2023
    Cohort 4: 2023-2024


Hillel International wants to understand campus climates for Jewish students. 

According to a 2021 survey from the Anti-Defamation League, 43% of Jewish students in the U.S. report having experienced or witnessed antisemitism on their campus. Hillel International helps higher education institutions across the United States ensure Jewish students feel comfortable expressing their identity and values free of antisemitism, harassment, and marginalization on campuses. Hillel’s Campus Climate Initiative (CCI) collaborates with the institutions, their administrators, and local Hillels to build awareness, allyship, and action around antisemitism, as part of a broader effort to address hate and bias on campus. To inform those efforts, CCI includes a research component called the Campus Climate Review (CCR). 


Hillel International partnered with NORC to analyze relevant data. 

Hillel International contracted NORC at the University of Chicago to conduct the Campus Climate Review (CCR) at participating campuses during the 2021-2022, 2022-2023, and 2023-2024 academic years. NORC is assessing campus climates by examining campus-specific secondary data, including campus policies, procedures, and infrastructure. We are also gathering and evaluating primary data through key stakeholder surveys and focus groups. Used repeatedly over time, this climate review model captures incremental change and reveals effective methods for enhancing policies, programs, and practices to improve campus climates for Jewish students.


Institutions receive insights to help improve the campus experiences of Jewish students. 

In collaboration with Hillel International, NORC is providing each institution with a comprehensive, integrated summary of its campus climate findings.


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