Lafayette College: Students for Justice in Palestine Chapter Denied Based on Viewpoint


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In February 2023, Lafayette College denied recognition to a prospective Students for Justice in Palestine chapter based on events organized by other SPJ chapters, the potential relationship the chapter could have with a recognized Jewish student group, and proposed ideas prospective members had for the group, which include walkouts from Zionist speakers’ events. On March 6, FIRE wrote Lafayette to explain that because the university promises students expressive rights, it cannot deny student groups recognition based on the views they may espouse.