Countering Antisemitism

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As Utah’s only Jewish college organization, Hillel for Utah takes a leading role in countering antisemitism on college campuses in the state. We work with students, campus professionals, Jewish communal and higher education leaders, and leading anti-hate organizations to proactively address antisemitic activity on campus and in online spaces through a wide variety of initiatives and programs. Our work to counter antisemitism on campus aims to empower Utah’s Jewish students to speak out against hate and to educate broader campus communities and allies to ensure antisemitism is not tolerated at colleges and universities in Utah.

What is Antisemitism? 

Film–Antisemitism in Our Midst: Past and Present (11 minutes)

This video is part of the Antisemitism Education Initiative on the UC Berkeley campus.  This video charts the history of antisemitism from its origins until today. It tackles the hard questions about different and changing forms of antisemitism, persistent anti-Jewish stereotypes, the complex racial position of Jews in contemporary America, and the precise line between criticism of Israel and antisemitism. 
 

Campus Climate Initiative

Hillel International’s Campus Climate Initiative (CCI) works collaboratively with higher education administrators and university presidents to ensure a positive campus climate in which Jewish students feel comfortable expressing their identity and values, free of antisemitism, harassment, or marginalization. In Utah, the CCI model involves partnership between the University of Utah administration, Hillel for Utah, and the CCI team. It is based on the premise that key administrative leaders play an essential role in effecting broad-based educational and policy change on campus, and that the university-Hillel partnership can lead toward positive changes that will benefit both Jewish students and all students.

Reporting Antisemitic Incidents

In 2021, Hillel International partnered with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Secure Community Network to launch ReportCampusHate.org, an online portal that allows Jewish students, college students, and allies to report antisemitic incidents on college campuses and receive immediate support. All incidents reported through ReportCampusHate.org are reviewed by a trained security professional, who supports students in the incident response process and connects them with the campus Hillel to address the issue with university administrators and law enforcement, as appropriate. Students who leave their contact information are also connected to tools and resources to improve campus climate, as well as wellness services. Incidents can be reported anonymously if desired to safeguard a student's identity.

To Report an Incident at the University of Utah

If you are currently in a situation where immediate medical, police or other emergency services are needed, call 911 or University Emergency Communications at 801-585-2677 (801-585-COPS). To file a complaint regarding discrimination or sexual harassment, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA) at 801-581-8365. If you have witnessed or experienced a bias incident within the University of Utah community, you may click here to access a form to report it anonymously or with your name.
 

Any act of intolerance, motivated wholly or in part by bias or prejudice against an individual’s race, color, ethnicity, age, religion, size, disability, national origin, language, gender, veteran status, identity expression, sexual orientation or age — regardless of severity — can be reported using this form.

For additional reporting information, please visit HERE