University of California statement on divestment

The University of California shared the following statement today, Friday, April 26, 2024:

The University of California has consistently opposed calls for boycott against and divestment from Israel. While the University affirms the right of our community members to express diverse viewpoints, a boycott of this sort impinges on the academic freedom of our students and faculty and the unfettered exchange of ideas on our campuses.  

UC tuition and fees are the primary funding sources for the University’s core operations. None of these funds are used for investment purposes. 

Through careful management of the University’s retirement and endowment funds, UC Investments provides a stable and growing revenue stream that benefits current and retired employees and supports the University’s education, research, and public service mission.