September 28, 2022
Contact: Avi D. Gordon, Executive Director Alums for Campus Fairness
917-512-4585, [email protected]
Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) is outraged and appalled by the recent act of vandalism at Rutgers University. Over the Rosh Hashanah holiday, the AEPi fraternity house was egged. ACF will not stand by as Jewish spaces at our alma maters are targeted.
On Monday, September 26th, 2022, the photos were taken of the egged fraternity house by StopAntisemitism, though it is unclear when the actual event occurred. We refuse to tolerate the vandalism of Jewish spaces.
ACF will continue to be actively engaged in taking action in response to this incident. We call on President Jonathan Holloway and the Rutgers’ Campus Safety and the Rutgers University Police Department to take necessary and appropriate action moving forward that ensures the safety of the campus Jewish community.
According to FBI hate crimes statistics, more than half of all hate crimes with a religious bias are directed at Jews. We call on the entirety of the greater Jewish community to condemn these terrible and unacceptable acts of antisemitism at our alma maters. As we continue to condemn antisemitism, it is crucial to also ensure Jewish life on campuses remain safe.
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.