Antisemitic Divestment from Israel Initiatives
Scorecard on U.S. Campuses 2012-2015

Updated: 1/05/15

 

Total Campuses with Divestment Resolution Activity:
Total University Systems with Divestment Resolution Activity: 2
Total Student Associations with Divestment Resolution Activity: 1

University Campus or Entity Divestment Resolution Result
Arizona State University
  • 3/1/14 – Student Government – Defeated (tabled indefinitely)
  • 6/7/12 – Student Government – Passed
Arizona State University – Downtown Campus
  • 4/1/14 – Student Government – Defeated
Bowdoin College
  • 5/6/15 – Student Government, Campus Wide Vote – Fails: 71% vote no, 14% vote yes, 15% abstain
California Community Colleges
  • 5/3/15 – General Assembly of the Student Senate of California Community Colleges – Fails: 25 in favor, 44 opposed, and 6 abstentions
City University of New York (CUNY)
  • 10/24/14 – Doctoral Council – Defeated: (Failed to reach required votes)
Cornell University
  • 4/1/14 – Student Government – Defeated: tabled indefinitely
DePaul University
  • 5/1/14 – Student Government – Passed
  • 3/1/14 – Student Senate – Passed then vetoed by student body president
Earlham College
  • 4/27/15 (announced) – Student Government Senate – Passed using a consensus vote
  • 9/13/12 – Student Government – Earlham College boycotts Sabra; student activists say this is only the beginning
Evergreen State College
  • 6/2/10 – Student Body – Passes two resolutions; one calls on divestment, the other calls to ban the use of Caterpiller Inc. equipment from campus.
Florida Atlantic University
  • 8/3/14 – Student Government – Defeated (tabled indefinitely)
Loyola University Chicago
  • 3/24/15 – Student Government – Passes: 16 – 15 – 2. This was the third attempt – divestment Passed twice before and was vetoed both times by Student President, who did not veto this vote
  • 3/1/14 – Student Government – Passed then vetoed
Marquette University
  • 4/27/15 – Student Government – After removing all references to Israel (so the bill becomes a socially responsible investment bill not a divestment from Israel bill), the bill passes 25 – 3 – 0
Northeastern University
  • 3/16/15 – Student Government – Student Government Association votes down divestment measure, with 25 senators opposed, 9 in favor, and 14 abstaining.
Northwestern University
  • 2/18/15 – Student Government – Narrowly passes 24 – 22
Oberlin College
  • 5/5/13 – Student Senate – Student Senate passes a divestment resolution.
Ogelthorpe University
  • 5/1/15 – Student Government – Passes: near complete unanimity
Ohio State University
  • 3/13/15 – Student Government – A divestment petition which garnered signatures in order for there to be a divestment referendum failed due to a technicality.
Princeton University
  • 5/15/15 – Graduate Student Vote – Passes: 56.3% yes, 39.3% no, 4.5% abstain
  • 4/24/15 – Student Government, Undergraduate Student Body Vote – Did not pass, with 52.5 percent of students voting against divestment and 47.5 percent voting in favor
San Diego State University
  • 4/10/15 – Student Government, Student Body Vote (not Senator voting) – Fails – Needed 2/3 majority to pass. 52.97% vote for, 47.03% vote against
  • 2/14 – 4/14: Student Government – Defeated
San Jose State University
  • 11/18/15 – Associated Students of SJ State – Divestment resolution passed 10 – 5.
Stanford University
  • 2/17/15 – Student Government – Previous divestment resolution was re-visited after two senators call for a re-vote and change their votes. A modified divestment resolution was passed 10 – 4 – 1
  • 2/10/15 – Student Government – Defeated: 9 – 5 – 1
UC Berkeley
  • 4/18/13 – Student Government – Passed
UC Davis
  • 5/29/15 – UC Davis Senate – Passes – 10 in favor, 0 opposed, 2 abstentions
  • 2/19/15 – Student Government – Divestment vote overturned by the university’s Court of Associated Students with a vote of 5 – 0. The court found the divestment resolution “to be PRIMARILY a political document and did not deal with student welfare to the extent that allowed the ASUCD Senate jurisdiction to pass.”

  • 1/29/15 – Student Government (ASUCD) – Passed: 8 – 2 – 2
  • 4/14 – 5/14: Student Government (ASUCD) – Defeated
UC Irvine
  • 11/13/12 – Student Government – Passed
UC Riverside
  • 2/14 – 4/14: Student Government – Defeated in February, brought back and Passed by one vote in April
  • 4/3/13 – Student Government – Student Government Revokes Divestment Decision
  • 3/6/13 – Student Government – Passed
UC San Diego
  • 3/13/13 – Student Government – Passed
UC Santa Barbara
  • 4/16/15 – Student Government – Fails: 13 – 12 – 1
  • 4/1/14 – Student Government – Defeated
  • 3/23/13 – Student Government – Fails: 11 – 10 – 0
UC Santa Cruz
  • 11/17/15 – UCSC Senate – In a 28 – 5 vote with seven abstentions, the student senate reversed a veto on appeal, thus reinstating the original passed divestment resolution.
  • 5/1/14 – Student Government – Passed; then investigated; ultimately failed due to a technicality
UC Students Association (UCSA)
  • 2/8/15 – Student Government (Representing all 9 UC campuses) – Passed: 9 – 1 – 6
UC Student-worker Union
  • 12/4/14 – Student-Workers Union – The UC Student-Workers Union Local 2865 votes 65% Yes to Boycott Israel
UCLA
  • 11/1/14 – Student Government – Passed: 8 – 2
  • 2/1/14 – Student Government – Defeated
University of Massachussetts Boston
  • 4/18/12 – Student Government – Passes unanimously
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • 3/31/15 – Student Government – Fails 29 – 15 – 1
  • 3/18/14 – Student Government – Postponed Indefinitely, later voted on after a sit in protest.
  • 10/3/13 – Student Government – Fails
  • 3/1/14 – Student Government – Defeated
University of Michigan – Dearborn
  • 3/1/14 – Student Government – Passes
  • 7/4/05 – Student Government – Passes
  • 2/26/10 – Student Government – Passes
  • 9/26/06 – Student Government – Passes
  • 2/22/05 – Student Government – Passes
University of New Mexico
  • 4/24/15 – Student Government – Fails with a 14 – 4 – 2 vote
  • 4/14 – 5/14: Graduate Student Senate – Passed then rescinded.

  • 4/1/14 – Student Government – Defeated
University of Texas, Austin
  • 4/22/15 – Student Government – Fails with a 23 – 11 – 1 vote
University of Toledo
  • 4/28/15 – Campus-Wide Referendum – Failed: threshold for approval not met (67% needed, 57.13% garnered)
  • 3/4/15 – Student Government – Reverses previous decision that resolution is unconstitutional, passes divestment resolution with vote of 21 – 4

  • 2/17/15 – Student Government – Found unconstitutional because resolution is “one-sided””
University of Washington
  • 5/1/14 – Student Government – Defeated
Wayne State University
  • 4/17/03 – Student Government – Passes with 9 – 7 vote
Wesleyan University
  • 5/1/14 – Student Assembly – Passed – “calls for the University and the WSA to divest from companies that profit from occupation of Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem”
  • 5/1/14 – Student Government – Passed
Western Washington University
  • 6/1/14 – Student Government – Proactively defeated – Votes Unanimously to Reject All Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions Based on National Origin