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A new questionnaire is designed to help prospective college students determine how safe campuses are for Jewish students. Photo: wiki commons.
The non-profit campus watchdog AMCHA Initiative released on Thursday a questionnaire to help prospective university students and their parents determine how safe campuses are for Jewish students.
The scorecard is made up of 20 suggested questions, and was created for students and parents to use when reviewing colleges and universities for antisemitic and anti-Israel activity on campus.
The questions include, “Was there a BDS campaign on campus, and if so, what was the result?” and “What is the response time of the administration when there is an antisemitic incident?”
AMCHA director Tammi Rossman-Benjamin said the organization created the scorecard at the request of many parents over the past year. She said the questionnaire is a reminder to school administrators that the level of antisemitic and anti-Israel activity on campus influences Jewish students and their families in deciding on a school.
She said “contemporary antisemitism has assumed various disguised forms” and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights discovered that it is often “camouflaged as anti-Israelism or anti-Zionism.”
“One of the most timely and important questions to get answered is: “Will the university formally adopt the U.S. State Department’s definition of antisemitism to fully and accurately identify all future acts of hate toward Jews?” the AMCHA director said.
“Antisemitism on U.S. college campuses is growing at an alarming rate,” she continued. “Highly disturbing incidents are reported every year ranging from antisemitic graffiti to verbal harassment to physical assault. And many Jewish students report feeling unsafe on their campuses.”
In a 2015 National Survey of U.S. Jewish College Students, 54 percent of surveyed students reported antisemitic incidents on campus during the first six months of the 2013-2014 school year.
The Antisemitism and the College Campus: Perceptions and Realities study released earlier this summer by Brandeis University found that three-quarters of Jewish college students in North America have been the victims of antisemitic acts. One-quarter of students said hostility toward Israel on campus is a “fairly” or “very big” problem and nearly one-quarter reported having been blamed for Israel’s actions because they are Jewish.NGO Develops Scorecard to Rank US Campuses on Safety for Jewish Students
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