As one of the world’s top research universities, UCI encourages the lively exchange of ideas from diverse voices, cultures and backgrounds. The resolution passed last night by an independent student government group, which cites the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and calls for the elimination of certain investments, has no impact on UCI’s operations, does not reflect the university’s views, and is not aligned with the investment policies of the University of California.
Chancellor Gillman is already on the record opposing Israel boycotts. The campus has created specific initiatives to address anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic forms of anti-Zionism and has sponsored programs examining the relationship between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.
UCI’s leadership assures its students and the community that it is committed to providing a welcoming environment for its Jewish students, as well as those of all faiths, and expects discourse that is respectful to all members of our community.