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At many elite North American colleges, Jewish students face harassment, intimidation, ostracism, and exclusion from fellow students; scorn from radical faculty; and indifference to their plight – or worse – from administrators.
This treatment largely derives from growing anti-Israel agitation on campus and an environment hostile to expression of heterodox opinion. Concerned alumni are an untapped resource that can fight these elements. Hence Alums for Campus Fairness – a new national organization whose purpose is to inform and involve alumni in fighting anti-Semitism and promote open and fair campus dialogue on the Arab-Israel conflict.
ACF already has nearly three dozen chapters nationwide, and its mere presence on campus sends a strong supportive message to students and sympathetic faculty. Readers should consult the organization’s website to see if their alma mater has a chapter.
If it doesn’t, ACF can assist in starting one. ACF is primarily directed at alumni, but students, parents, and faculty are also welcome to join. To learn more, visit www.campusfairness.org.
Richard D. Wilkins