Antisemitism in Universities

The Cornwall College Group

International Definition of Antisemitism

University

The College Group has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism in full, including all of its examples.

The Definition was adopted on 8th September 2020 following an approach by the Campaign Against Antisemitism.

The College Group has told Campaign Against Antisemitism it does not currently apply the Definition in disciplinary matters, confirming that: “…at the moment our policies state ‘all protected characteristics’ which would include religion and belief. Having recently adopted the definition we are reviewing all policies to see if they need to specify any further.”

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 8th July 2020. On 18th September 2020, the College Group told Campaign Against Antisemitism: “Since receiving your request it has prompted us to consider adopting the definition. It was considered by the Executive Leadership Team on 8th September and adopted in full”.

As part of its response, the College Group provided minutes of the Executive Leadership Team on 8th September 2020, which show that the Definition was adopted.

Students’ Union

On the 13th October 2020, the Cornwall College Group confirmed its adoption of the International Definition of Antisemitism on 8th September 2020, applied to the Cornwall College Group and the Cornwall College Students’ Union

Incidents

No incidents have been reported to us, however we recognise that antisemitism is chronically underreported and it is possible that there are incidents that have not been reported. To report an incident, please contact us.

Jewish life on campus

The incidence of antisemitism on a university campus and how the university and its students’ union address antisemitism are matters of serious concern. At the same time, they do not represent the totality of Jewish life on any campus. For further information about Jewish life on campus, please contact the local Jewish Society or Jewish chaplain.

No student should have to endure antisemitism. Campaign Against Antisemitism provides specialist help to students who have experienced antisemitism, including free legal representation. For assistance with antisemitism on campus, please contact us.