Antisemitism in Universities

London South Bank University

International Definition of Antisemitism

University

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 on 9th July 2020. On 6th August 2020, the University responded.

The University told Campaign Against Antisemitism that the Definition was discussed by its Executive Committee on 3rd July 2019 and that the minutes record that the University considers that “its policies cover all kinds of discrimination and all protected characteristics.” Additionally, the Chief Operating Officer was asked to focus on working with “Jewish heritage students/groups as part of the [Equality, Diversity and Inclusion] programme.”

Students’ Union

When asked on 4th August 2020, London South Bank University Students’ 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.