Antisemitism in Universities

Royal Veterinary College

International Definition of Antisemitism

University

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

The Definition was adopted on 25th November 2020.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 10th July 2020. The College responded on 4th August 2020, with an update on 5th January 2021.

Students’ Union

When asked on 6th August 2020, Royal Veterinary College Students’ Union failed to confirm whether it has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

Royal Veterinary College Students’ Union (RVCSU) has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that: “…RVCSU follows the RVC [Royal Veterinary College] Code of Conduct for students and as such prejudice of any kind is not tolerated but challenged and dealt with accordingly.”

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.