Statement on the Defeat of BDS at UC San Diego


June 11, 2021

Contact: Avi D. Gordon, Executive Director Alums for Campus Fairness

917-512-4585, [email protected]


Alums for Campus Fairness at UC San Diego (ACF-UC San Diego) applauds graduate student leaders for defeating hateful and misleading resolutions in student government.

In rejecting hate and division, the Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) voted against a BDS resolution. With this vote, GPSA has ensured that all graduate student voices, including those of Jewish and Pro-Israel students, will be heard.

ACF-UC San Diego recognizes that these resolutions, as part of the larger BDS movement, not only contribute to an environment of antisemitism, but actively promote antisemitism through the demonization and delegitimization of Israel, the nation state of the Jewish people. Part of ensuring student success requires a commitment to protecting all campus communities from hate and isolation, including the Jewish and pro-Israel community. We will continue to stand by our campus as a marketplace of ideas where antisemitism shall never be accepted.

ACF-UC San Diego will continue our work to counter antisemitism and ensure safe and open dialogue for all Tritons.


About ACF: Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) is America’s unified alumni voice on issues of antisemitism, demonization of Israel, and bigotry. With over forty chapters, ACF positions thousands of alumni on the front lines of key issues at their alma maters and works to ensure that universities remain pillars of open dialogue and equal opportunity for all students. For more information, please visit