Statement on MESA


March 24, 2022

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

917-512-4585, [email protected]


The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) just overwhelmingly voted to support the Boycott, Divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. The endorsement of the discriminatory BDS campaign against Israel sends a clear, chilling message to Jewish students and academics. This decision flies in the face of the principles of academic freedom and shows a complete disregard for the safety and well-being of Jews on campus. Alums for Campus Fairness condemns the passage of MESA's BDS resolution in the strongest possible terms.


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