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Majority of Jewish College Students Say They Feel Less Safe Due to Encampments; 61% Report Antisemitism During Campus Protests

New poll from Hillel International measures Jewish student experiences as commencements begin WASHINGTON – A majority of Jewish college students feel less safe because of anti-Israel protests and encampments at their school, and report the use of antisemitic, threatening or derogatory language toward Jewish students during those protests. As commencements begin on campuses across the country, […]

Hillel, Students, and Partners Demand Administrators Enforce Policies and Keep Jewish Students Safe

On April 26, 2024, following a week dominated by an escalation of protests and encampments on campuses that included threats, harassment, and sometimes violence directed at Jewish students across the country, students from Brown, Columbia, and Rutgers demanded that university administrators more meaningfully and effectively ensure the safety of Jewish students on campus. During this […]

Hillel, AJC, UJA, Students to Administrators: Do Your Job, Keep Students Safe

Following a week filled with increasing threats, harassment, and violence directed at Jewish students at campus protests and encampments across the country, students from Brown, Columbia, and Rutgers demanded that university administrators better ensure the safety of Jewish students on campus. The students were joined by leadership from Columbia/Barnard Hillel, Hillel International, American Jewish Committee […]

A Passover Call to Action for College and University Presidents

Over the past 72 hours, the campuses of Columbia University, Barnard College, and Yale University have become increasingly hostile and unsafe spaces for Jewish students and staff, as threatening and unlawful antisemitic, anti-Israel protests have been allowed to rage unchecked.  At these schools, Jewish and Israeli students, faculty, and speakers have been repeatedly verbally harassed, […]

Hillel’s Virtual College Prep Webinar Continues with a Deep Dive into Campus Antisemitism

Since the attack on Israel on October 7, antisemitism has risen to historically high levels in the U.S. and around the world, including on college campuses.  In the second installment of Hillel’s Virtual College Prep Webinar series, Jewish college students and professional leaders led a session entitled “Careful Considerations: Antisemitism on Campus,” focusing on what  […]

87% of Jewish High School Parents Say Rising Antisemitism Since October 7 Is Impacting College Selection, New Hillel Poll Finds

Nearly two-thirds of Jewish high school families (64%) have eliminated colleges and universities from consideration due to antisemitism WASHINGTON – Parents of Jewish high school juniors and seniors applying to colleges and universities are more engaged in the college decision process, more attuned to rising antisemitism, crossing campuses off their lists because of antisemitism, and […]

AJC and Hillel International Expand Partnership to Counter Antisemitism on Campus

Expanded Work Aims to More Deeply Engage College and University Administrators on Responding to Antisemitism through AJC’s Academic Affairs and Hillel’s Campus Climate Initiative New York, NY – American Jewish Committee (AJC) and Hillel International today announced that they are expanding their partnership to deepen the organizations’ critical work with college and university presidents and […]

35+ Colleges and Universities Join Hillel’s Flagship Campus Climate Initiative to Combat Antisemitism on Campus

Administrators from 75 colleges and universities, including all 10 University of California schools, now participating in Hillel’s program to counter antisemitism WASHINGTON – As Jewish college students across the United States and Canada experience an unprecedented rise in antisemitism following the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, more than 35 colleges and universities, including […]

At Hillel’s Israel Summit, Natan Sharansky Gives a Call to Action

Hillel International’s recent Israel Summit brought together thought leaders, visionaries, and inspiring speakers, along with over 800 students from North America. A standout moment was the plenary featuring the Hon. Natan Sharansky, a lifelong advocate for human rights and democracy, renowned for his role as a political dissident in the former Soviet Union.  In conversation […]