ADL serves as a source of resources and support for campus communities, including students, administrators, and staff on issues related to anti-Semitism, religious accommodation, responding to anti-Israel activism, and developing programs to foster respect and inclusiveness.

PROGRAMS

Words to Action: Empowering Students to Address Anti-Semitism

Words to Action (WTA) workshops are interactive and customized to provide students and/or administrators tools to:

  • Increase understanding and awareness of anti-Semitism on campus and beyond
  • Counter anti-Semitic stereotypes and myths with accurate information
  • Respond effectively and constructively to the variety of ways anti-Semitism manifests itself, from insensitive or biased comments to hate-motivated incidents
  • Feel empowered to take personal action when anti-Semitism or any form of hate targets campus community members

A Campus of Difference™ Anti-Bias Programming

ADL offers comprehensive anti-bias training and resources for college and university campuses throughout the United States. Together, campus leaders explore the impact of stereotypes, bias and discrimination on individuals and on the entire campus climate. Building on this awareness, they are able to identify effective strategies to respond effectively to bias, implement effective policies on campus, and inspire students to speak out and become the advocates and voices of positive change on campus. Anti-bias workshops help to establish more welcoming, inclusive and diverse environments where young adults have true opportunities to reach for their fullest potential as global citizens and leaders of tomorrow.

My Voice, Our Future Campaign Speakers Bureau 

My Voice, Our Future is a response to the divisions driving campuses and communities apart. Based around the journeys of young leaders from Africa and the Middle East, the campaign is centered on identity, courage and leadership. Through speaking engagements on university campuses and in communities, My Voice, Our Future amplifies these inspiring stories from the region to open new spaces for taking action together. These speakers are catalysts for deeper dialogue on issues affecting us all. The campaign’s theory of change posits that by sharing personal experiences, the activists can inform, enrich and inspire. Click here to learn more about hosting a speaker event on your campus.

To learn more about any of these programs, contact Stephanie Merkrebs at smerkrebs@adl.org or call 212-885-7736.

INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

Think.Plan.Act: Tools for Dealing with Anti-Semitism and anti-Israel Incidents on Campus

A flyer posted in your dorm seems anti-Semitic. A campus event features an anti-Israel speaker. A fellow student says something about Jews that makes you feel uncomfortable. You may be concerned that you’ll encounter challenging situations like these on your campus. If you do, the most important thing to remember is that you’re not alone. Fellow students and campus professionals will stand with you—and ADL is on your side as well. Click here to view this handbook for all the tools and information needed to address anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias on campus. 

Hate Uncycled

A comprehensive resource guide to addressing bias incidents on campus from many lenses, including prevention, preparation, response, healing, and education.

Israel: A Guide For Activists

This guide includes Israel advocacy tools, a glossary of key terms and events in Israel’s history, and information about a large range of other topics related to Israel’s government and relations with the US.

ADL’s Backgrounder on BDS

Learn more about the founding ideology of the BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) movement, and its current goals to demonize and delegitimize the State of Israel.

For more information about ADL on campus, contact Stephanie Merkrebs, New York/New Jersey Director of Campus Affairs & Special Projects, at smerkrebs@adl.org or 212-885-7736.