We are aware of the Student Government Association’s referendum on divestment from certain companies doing business with Israel, but we have not received a formal request from SGA related to the outcome. We are prepared to respond promptly should we receive such a request. As with any student referendum, which is a valuable expression of opinion, the outcome does not compel the College to take a specific action. 

At Barnard, we work hard to foster a community in which difficult topics can be discussed in an environment free from fear and hate. We will continue to work to foster civility as we engage with all student groups.