Rutgers University is under investigation by the House Education Committee over its handling of antisemitism on campus, as per The Hill.

The committee’s letter to Rutgers sent on Wednesday demands details on antisemitic incidents since 2021, including disciplinary actions and internal communications. The investigation seeks to uncover how the university handled these acts of antisemitism and whether it has effectively safeguarded its Jewish student body.

“Rutgers stands out for the intensity and pervasiveness of antisemitism on its campuses. Rutgers senior administrators, faculty, staff, academic departments and centers, and student organizations have contributed to the development of a pervasive climate of antisemitism,” the letter reads.

The letter voiced “grave concerns” about Rutgers’ perceived inadequacy in addressing an intensely antisemitic climate, an issue also under scrutiny at Harvard, Penn, MIT, and Columbia University.

Rutgers has been a hotbed for anti-Israel sentiment since the Oct. 7 Hamas massacre in southern Israel. In December, Rutgers suspended the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) because its anti-Israel supporters disrupted classes, meals, and students studying. They also reportedly vandalized the Business School while a university event was taking place.

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