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Wed Feb 15 2017 (Updated 03/20/17)
Fordham University Doubles Down on Students for Justice in Palestine Ban
Wed Feb 15 2017 (Updated 03/20/17)
Civil Rights Groups Condemn New York City's Fordham University Ban on SJP
On January 26, Fordham University, a private Jesuit university in New York City, reaffirmed its ban on Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). In a letter to civil rights groups, Fordham stated its decision to ban SJP was made because the group had a “singular focus of which is the political agenda of one nation,” “is more akin to a lobbying organization,” and that SJPs on other campuses were “disruptive.”

Palestine Legal and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) wrote Fordham, stating the university “misconstrues the facts, misunderstands the law, and ignores Fordham’s contractual obligations to respect students’ freedom of expression, as promised in various University policies.”

The letter notes that students interested in starting SJP at Fordham had repeatedly declared their complete independence from National SJP and SJP chapters on other campuses, that NSJP’s own website states that SJPs are autonomous, and that it is not clear what “disruptive” activity NSJP — or any other SJP chapter — has engaged in that would violate Fordham’s code of conduct, as Fordham’s letter provided no specifics.

UPDATES: Fordham Sanctions Student Trying to Start SJP | Fordham Student Forced into Closed-door Hearing, Leaves in Protest | Fordham Retaliates Against Student for Protesting SJP Ban

Read More: Fordham Doubles Down on SJP Ban | NLG Condemns Fordham Univ. Ban on Students for Justice in Palestine | Fordham Bans Students for Justice in Palestine
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