February 25, 2022
Contact: Avi D. Gordon, Executive Director Alums for Campus Fairness
917-512-4585, [email protected]
Alums for Campus Fairness at Duke University (ACF-Duke) applauds Duke Student Government (DSG) for reinstating Students Supporting Israel’s (SSI) status as a recognized student organization.
Early in the Fall 2021 semester, SSI applied to be recognized as a registered student organization, which was followed by a veto of SSI’s status by DSG, a mere five days later. Holding SSI to an impossible standard was always unacceptable. No other student organization had its social media monitored or was held to abide by unwritten rules.
In fact, both President Vincent Price and Provost Sally Kornbluth acknowledged that the DSG vote, “raised concerns about whether students have been treated in accordance with university policy that prohibits discrimination and harassment based upon national origin and religion, which includes anti-Semitism.”
We applaud SSI for standing against antisemitic discrimination at Duke and for continuing to fight until SSI was reinstated at Duke.
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 www.campusfairness.org.