Antisemitism in Universities

University of Surrey

International Definition of Antisemitism


The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that it has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism in full, including all of its examples. It has not provided evidence to support its claim.

The Definition was adopted on 2nd December 2019.

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that it does not apply the Definition in disciplinary matters, confirming that: “[the Definition]…is not included in the Student Disciplinary Regulations. However due regard would be given to it by those investigating any cases.”

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 15th July 2020. On 18th September 2020, the University responded.

Students’ Union

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


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.