Antisemitism in Universities

University of Hertfordshire

International Definition of Antisemitism

University

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

The Definition was adopted on18th November 2020.

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that it does apply the Definition in disciplinary matters.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 14th July 2020. The University responded on 18th August 2020,  with an update on 29th January 2021.

Students’ Union

When asked on 9th August 2020, Hertfordshire Sudents’ Union failed to confirm whether it has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

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.

Antisemitism in Universities

International Definition of Antisemitism

University

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

The Definition was adopted on [DATE].

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that it does apply the Definition in disciplinary matters, confirming that: “[QUOTATION]”.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the [Freedom of Information Act 2000/Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002] on [DATE]. On [DATE], the University responded.

As part of its response, the University provided [minutes of a meeting of its Board of Trustees] on [DATE], which show that the Definition was adopted. Additionally, the University published a statement on its website on [DATE].

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

The Definition was adopted on [DATE].

The University announced the decision through a statement published on its website on [DATE].

The University has not adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the [Freedom of Information Act 2000/Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002] on [DATE]. On [DATE], the University responded.

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that it has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism, but it has not provided evidence to support its claim. It was not clear from the University’s response whether the examples were adopted.

The University said that the Definition was adopted on [DATE].

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism: “[QUOTATION]”.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the [Freedom of Information Act 2000/Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002] on [DATE]. On [DATE], the University responded.

The University [has not/does not appear to have] adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the [Freedom of Information Act 2000/Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002] on [DATE]. [On [DATE], the University responded./As of [DATE] the University has not responded.]

Students’ Union

When asked on [DATE], [Union/Guild/Association] failed to confirm whether it has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

When asked on [DATE], [Union/Guild/Association] confirmed that it adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism on [DATE].

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.

The following are recent incidents that 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.

[DATE]

[Summary of incident without links]

[DATE]

[Summary of incident without links]

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.