Antisemitism in Universities

York St John University

International Definition of Antisemitism


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

The Definition was adopted on 9th July 2019.

The University has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that it does not 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 16th July 2020. On 4th August 2020, the University responded.

The University published a statement on its website on unknown date in 2019.

Students’ Union

York St John Students’ Union adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism on 12th March 2020.

Minutes were published on its website on an unknown date in 2020. It was not clear from the minutes whether the examples were adopted.


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.