Increasing incidents of bias and harassment on college and university campuses make it clear that the ideals of the higher education environment—inquiry, free expression and the civil exchange of ideas—can be easily exploited by perpetrators of hate. The Anti-Defamation League is equipped with a broad range of preventive and reactive programs and resources to address the challenges of hate on campus.
In recent decades, campuses have become a new proving ground for the tactics of diverse hate groups, forcing some colleges and universities onto the front line in the fight against extremism, racism, and anti-Semitism.
In response to the challenges on campus, ADL offers members of the campus community programs and resources to combat anti-Semitism and deal with issues of bias and hatred. Students, faculty, administrators and campus professionals can turn to the ADL for assistance when dealing with issues such as hate crimes, anti-Semitism, religious accommodation and anti-Israel sentiment on campus.
Words to Action: Empowering Students to Address Anti-Semitism on Campus is an interactive education program for college and pre-college students designed to empower and equip them with constructive and effective responses to combat anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias on campus.