Empowering Student Leaders, Enacting Positive Change
Today’s college students are faced with many challenges on campus. From the classroom to the quad, Jewish and pro-Israel students must deal with rising antisemitism, hostile campus climates, and mounting attempts to boycott and delegitimize the State of Israel.
Our Campus Affairs department supports Jewish students and their allies. By facilitating lasting coalitions, practicing effective advocacy and messaging, and crafting meaningful educational experiences, American Jewish Committee (AJC) is working to build a more secure, open, and positive campus environment.
Campus Affairs brings AJC’s global approach to Jewish advocacy to the colleges and universities--drawing on over a century of coalition-building expertise and diplomatic successes. Equipping and empowering college students with proven advocacy tools helps today’s campus leaders strengthen their Jewish community’s position within the larger university community.
AJC-trained student advocates become leaders who maintain meaningful partnerships on campus to respond to antisemitic incidents, combat the movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel (BDS), and proactively build up the local Jewish community.
Through its regional, national, and international programming, AJC Campus Affairs helps Jewish students connect with Jewish leaders on campus, across the country, and around the world.
Each summer, AJC brings hundreds of students, from dozens of campuses and countries, to the AJC Global Forum. In recent years, this cohort has included student body presidents, campus activists who play an outsized role in setting the tone of the discourse on their campus, and our prestigious Goldman Fellows, who begin their summer fellowship at AJC at the Global Forum.