Statement on the Antisemitic Defacing of the UW Madison Hillel Building


July 13, 2020

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

917-512-4585, [email protected]

Alums for Campus Fairness at the University of Wisconsin Madison (ACF-UW Madison) is outraged and appalled by the recent antisemitic incident at our alma mater, in which Jewish students were targeted on the basis of being Jewish. ACF-UW Madison will not stand by as the Hillel building is defaced with “Free Palestine”.

We agree with UW Hillel’s President and CEO Greg Steinberger that this vandalism incident should be viewed as “targeting the Jewish community and as an incident of bias.”

ACF-UW Madison calls on the Administration and the Tufts University Police Department to take necessary and appropriate action moving forward that ensures the safety of the campus Jewish community.

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 chapters, ACF positions 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