Non-discrimination policies should be clear, comprehensive, and consistent with governing law. The best practice is to provide sufficient specificity for all involved to understand their rights and obligations. Proper attention should be paid to the freedom of speech and the doctrine of academic freedom. Over time, useful examples of best practices in non-discrimination policies will be provided here.
This fact sheet offers insight on the importance of defining anti-Semitism, highlights previous efforts to define anti-Semitism, and provides guidance on what further steps are needed…Details
In March 2016, after months of efforts on behalf of LDB and other groups to educate the UC Regents on the need to address the problem of anti-Semitism in the UC system, the Regents issued a landmark, “Statement of Principles Against Intolerance.”Details
The Morass of Middle East Studies: Title VI of the Higher Education Act and Federally Funded Area Studies
Six years ago, Congress recognized the need for “diverse perspectives” in federally funded Middle East Studies programs.Details
Government officials, university administrators and academic faculty often need resources for identifying anti-Semitic discourse that can supplement existing definitions such as the U.S. Department of State definition and the International Working Definition.Details
In recent years, university administrators have had to face a number of anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli disruptions on their campuses.Details