Antisemitism in Universities

University of Sheffield

International Definition of Antisemitism


The University appears to have adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism on an unknown date in 2020.

Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 15th July 2020. On 25th September 2020, the University responded that at the time the University had not adopted the Definition.

We have sought an update from the University on adoption.

Students’ Union

When asked on 11th August 2020, Sheffield Students’ Union failed to confirm whether it has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.


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.

Sheffield Students’ Union and the Sheffield Jewish Society passed a motion against antisemitism.

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.