UC Santa Cruz statement on resolution by Student Union Assembly

The Student Union Assembly passed a resolution on March 5, 2024, calling for divestment from Israel.

This resolution runs counter to the position of UC Santa Cruz and the University of California, which have consistently opposed calls for a boycott against and divestment from Israel. This has been the longstanding position of all 10 UC campus chancellors and the UC Office of the President.

We remain firm in our conviction that a boycott of this sort poses a direct and serious threat to the academic freedom of our students and faculty and to the unfettered exchange of ideas and perspectives on our campuses.