Statement on Brown University Divestment

May 2, 2024
Contact: Avi D. Gordon, Executive Director Alums for Campus Fairness
917-512-4585, [email protected]

ACF is deeply disappointed that Brown University and President Christina H. Paxson have agreed to vote on divesting the university’s endowment from Israeli companies after historically rejecting such calls.

“Succumbing to the demands of disruptive, defiant, anti-Israel protesters sets a dangerous precedent and endangers the safety and security of Jewish, Israeli, and pro-Israel students during a time of skyrocketing campus antisemitism,” said Naomi Reinharz, ACF-Brown Chapter Leader

ACF-Brown urges the university to take decisive action to ensure a campus environment where all voices are respected and where Jewish, Israeli, and pro-Israel students can engage in discourse without fear of intimidation or discrimination. Brown and President Paxson must do better to fulfill their duty of safeguarding the rights and safety of all students, regardless of their backgrounds or beliefs.

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