Statement on DEI Senator Inciting Violence Against Zionists at USC


May 10, 2021

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

917-512-4585, [email protected]


As alumni, parents, and community members of USC, represented by Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF), we are deeply troubled by the trend of rising campus antisemitism.

We have recently learned that on May 9th a DEI senator for the Viterbi Graduate Student Association (VGSA) openly threatened to kill Zionists. Student leaders are meant to represent the entirety of the student body on campus. It is an unacceptable failure for VGSA senators to incite violence against and instill fear in Zionist students, and such behavior will not be tolerated nor allowed.

ACF will continue to be actively engaged in taking action in response to this incident. We call on USC to act swiftly to protect Zionist students and allies. USC must ensure that threatening the safety of Zionist students will not be tolerated.


About ACF: Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) is America’s unified alumni voice on issues of antisemitism, demonization of Israel, and bigotry. With over forty-five chapters, ACF positions tens of 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