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Williams College under federal investigation for discriminating against Jewish students

The College Fix

Jeremiah Poff

June 4, 2019



UPDATED


Result of student government rejecting pro-Israel club


The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Williams College over concerns that it violated antidiscrimination law when the student government refused to recognize a pro-Israel student group.


In a May 31 letter, the Office for Civil Rights’ Boston office said it had accepted a complaint alleging the College Council violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. That prohibits “discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin, including shared ancestry or ethnic characteristics.”


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