December 6, 2023
Contact: Avi D. Gordon, Executive Director Alums for Campus Fairness
917-512-4585, [email protected]
Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) strongly condemns Harvard University President Claudine Gay's testimony at the December 5th House Committee on Education and the Workforce hearing on antisemitism.
During the hearing, President Gay was asked whether calling for genocide against Jews would be considered a violation of Harvard’s code of conduct. Shockingly, she refused to explicitly affirm that such a call for violence goes against the university's policies, instead replying that it “depends on the context.”
ACF believes that universities must unequivocally condemn all forms of hate speech, including calls for violence. It is disheartening to see President Gay’s failed leadership on this crucial issue as campus antisemitism skyrockets and Jewish students feel unsafe on campus.
Harvard must reassess its commitment to combating antisemitism and clearly state that any form of hate speech, including calls for genocide against any group, is incompatible with its code of conduct. ACF-Harvard will continue to hold President Gay and the administration accountable for these efforts to protect Jewish students.
About ACF: Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) leverages the unique power of alumni to combat antisemitism on college campuses. ACF helps organize and cultivate alumni chapters for colleges and universities across the country, equipping members with tools, tactics, and training to proactively engage with administrators. Learn more at www.campusfairness.org