Indiana University Investigating Anti-Semitic Incident at Fraternity House
Indiana University in Bloomington is investigating an anti-Semitic incident involving Pi Kappa Phi fraternity whose members are alleged to have stooped Jewish students from entering the house.
According to a report in USA Today, three Jewish students who tried to enter the fraternity house on Friday were physically assaulted and subjected to anti-Semitic slurs.
“Indiana University condemns bias or violence in any form and will hold individuals and organizations accountable. Diversity and inclusion are core values that we expect to be shared by all IU students,” the university said in a statement.
The university has placed the fraternity on “cease and desist” which restricts its activities related to participating in organizational activities.
Indiana University has released the following statement in regards to a recent incident involving an IU fraternity. pic.twitter.com/9587la4c8U
— Indiana University Bloomington (@IUBloomington) December 16, 2019
The campus police and the Monroe County Prosecutor’s office are currently investigating the incident.
The incident follows days after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that would see discrimination against Jews as a violation of law in certain cases.
It makes Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applicable to anti-Semitic discrimination based on race, color, or national origin. The agencies will consider the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism as well as the IHRA’s contemporary examples while enforcing Title VI.