Best Practices  
 

The Louis D. Brandeis Center will be a source of "best practices" information, documentation, advice and analysis for university administrators, counsel, faculty, and others. We will provide "best practices" support on a wide range of compliance matters, including issues relating to non-discrimination policies, the First Amendment, academic freedom, communications, orientation and training.

Communications
Many university presidents, as well as a few public leaders and nongovernmental organizations, have provided strong examples of clear, firm, specific communications which can effectively address or avert anti-Semitic incidents.   
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Anti-Discrimination Policy
A strong anti-discrimination policy should clearly articulate the forms of conduct that meet the definition of anti-Semitism.
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Freedom of Speech
When universities respond to hate and bias incidents, it is critical for them to adhere to legal and institutional norms regarding the freedom of speech.
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Academic Freedom
Various institutions have addressed how combating campus anti-Semitism fits well with academic freedom.
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Orientation and Training
A comprehensive approach to campus anti-Semitism includes not only legally correct policies but also appropriate orientation and training. 
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  “With the rapid rise of campus anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli incitement, which has reached epidemic proportions across the United States, the Louis D. Brandeis Center is an idea whose time has come. It is fulfilling a vital function in protecting the civil rights of Jewish students throughout the nation.”
 
 
Sarah N. Stern
President, Endowment for Middle East Truth
 
 
 
Students
Faculty
Administrators
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Campus Anti-Semitism
Over 40% of Jewish American college students report that they have experienced or are aware of anti-Semitism on their campuses. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has announced that campus anti-Semitism “is a serious problem which warrants further attention.” Campus anti-Semitism can include subjecting Jewish students to different treatment, harassment, violence or a hostile environment. In some cases, campus anti-Semitism is related to anti-Israel sentiment. In other cases, it is not. For most purposes, we define anti-Semitism according to the EUMC Working Definition of Anti-Semitism, as endorsed by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and U.S. Department of State.
 
 
 
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Advisory Board Spotlight
 

Aryeh K. Weinberg
Aryeh K. Weinberg is the Director of Research at the Institute for Jewish & Community Research and the author or co-author of numerous publications about higher education, anti-Semitism, and philanthropy
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