ACF Statement on the Antisemitic Vandalism at Tufts University

ACF Statement on the Antisemitic Vandalism at Tufts University


September 17, 2019

Contact: Avi D. Gordon, Executive Director Alums for Campus Fairness

917-512-4585, [email protected]

Alums for Campus Fairness at Tufts University (ACF-Tufts) is outraged by the recent antisemitic incident at our alma mater, in which a Jewish student found a swastika affixed to their door. ACF-Tufts will not stand by as Jewish students at our alma mater are targeted in their own homes.

We appreciate Tufts University President Anthony Monaco’s statement and echo his sentiment that “in these times of division and disunity, we must remain ever vigilant in our efforts to ensure that Tufts remains an open, tolerant, and welcoming home for all.” ACF-Tufts’ Chapter Leader Susan Price says, “it is significant and important that President Monaco immediately recognized and called out this evil deed as antisemitism.”

ACF-Tufts calls on the Tufts University Police Department and the Office of Equal Opportunity to take necessary and appropriate action moving forward, including a swift and transparent investigation, that ensures the safety of the campus Jewish community. We would like to thank Tufts Hillel and Chabad for their outspokenness and support for Jewish students. Behind the leadership of Tufts Friends of Israel, student leaders have demanded that the Administration works to “protect Jewish students and combat anti-Semitism”.

ACF-Tufts fully supports the Jewish community at Tufts University and we will continue to be actively engaged in taking action in response to this incident.

About ACF: Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) is America’s unified alumni voice on issues of anti-Semitism, demonization of Israel, and bigotry. With over thirty-five chapters, ACF positions thousands of alumni on the front lines of key issues at their alma maters and works to ensure that universities remain pillars of open dialogue and equal opportunity for all students. For more information, please visit