Antisemitism in Universities

De Montfort University

International Definition of Antisemitism


The University has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism, excluding all of its examples.

The Definition was adopted on an unknown date in 2021.

The University announced the decision through a statement published on its website on an unknown date in 2021. In the statement, the University confirmed that: “DMU has not incorporated the examples which are outlined by the IHRA as we share the concerns raised among Jewish scholars around potential limitations on freedom of speech and the interaction with academic freedom, particularly around discourse focusing on the state of Israel. However, the university will take the examples into consideration where appropriate to do so. We will continue to consult with our Jewish staff, students and community on this.”

We have sought an update from the University on the date of adoption.

Students’ Union

When asked on 25th July 2020, De Montfort Students’ Union told Campaign Against Antisemitism that it had adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism  in full, but did not provide evidence to support its claim.


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.