Resolutions Against Antisemitism
The following is a List of Resolutions Against Antisemitsm on Campuses that have Passed
- April 19, 2017 – SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY – San Diego State University Associated Students (A.S.) passed “A Resolution to Condemn Anti-Semitism.” In passing this resolution, A.S. formally adopted the State Department definition of antisemitism, which includes demonization, double standards, and delegitimization of Israel. They recognized, “that the Jewish people, like all peoples, have a collective right to self-determination” and condemned attempts to “undermine” these rights.
- March 7, 2017 – UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN – The student government of The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) unanimously approved A.R. 26, which condemned recent antisemitic incidents in and around the campus.
- March 7, 2017 – KENT STATE UNIVERSITY – The student government passed a resolution against antisemitism that encouraged adopting the State Department definition of antisemitism.
- March 1, 2017 – EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY – The Student Government passed a resolution against antisemitism titled, “The Fight Against Anti-Semitism Resolution” that included the U.S. State Department definition of antisemitism. The resolution was brought to SGA’s attention due to instances of antisemitism within the ECU community including graffiti targeting Jewish students found on campus and in off campus homes of Jewish students.
- April 19, 2016 – STANFORD UNIVERSITY – The Stanford University student senate unanimously approved a resolution defining and condemning anti-Semitism. The resolution was contentious prior to passing as numerous statements were removed from it. Final wording stated that “many Jewish students worry that implicit anti-Jewish biases may give rise to disproportionate criticism of the State of Israel or Zionism as an ideology.” The measure also condemned “delegitimization of Israel based explicitly on the state’s Jewish nature” and recognized that “the collective rights to self-determination of the Jewish people are no different than any other people.”
- March 30, 2016 – CAPITAL UNIVERSITY – Jewish Student Association and Students Supporting Israel presented an antisemitism resolution that unanimously passed in Student Government. The resolution states, “While the membership of student government will respect the right of all students to exercise their freedom of speech, as an organizational body it will not facilitate, promote, fund or participate in any activities that directly or indirectly promote anti-Semitism or undermine the rights of the Jewish people to self-determination.” The resolution also mentions the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement by noting, “The membership of Capital University’s student government recognizes that the Jewish people, like all peoples, have a collective right to self-determination, and considers attempts to undermine these rights to be a form of bigotry.
- December 2, 2015 – INDIANA UNIVERSITY – Students Supporting Israel at Indiana University passed a Resolution in Student Government that adopts State Dep’t definition of antisemitism relative to Israel.
- October 7, 2015 –TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY– The Student Senate of Texas A&M University unanimously passed the country’s first pro-Israel student government resolution. The resolution, “A resolution supporting the nation of Israel from the Student Senate of Texas A&M University,” called upon the university to invest in Israel and to expand study-abroad opportunities for A&M students in Israel.”
- April 8, 2015 –UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO– The Associated Students Senate of the University of Nevada, Reno unanimously passes a Resolution for Semitic Tolerance which states: “Whereas, anti-Semitism is a growing trend on college campuses; Whereas, anti-Semitic actions are correlated with movements to boycott, divest, and sanction against Israel”
- April 1, 2015 – UC SANTA BARBARA – The Associated Students Senate passes a resolution to condemn antisemitism with a vote of 23-0 with one abstention. The resolution alludes to the US State Department’s definition of antisemitism.
- March 10, 2015 – UCLA – The undergraduate student government unanimously passed “A Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism” which included the full US State Department’s definition of antisemitism, including demonizing or delegitimizing Isreal, and holding Israel to a double standard.
- February 23, 2015 – UC BERKELEY – The undergraduate student government unanimously passed “A Bill Condemning Anti-Semitism” which alluded to the US State Department’s definition of antisemitism and created an ad-hoc committee to discuss and educate about antisemitism on campus.