Jewish Student Life Task Force

The DSA created the Jewish Student Life task force in response to a series of anti-Semitic events on campus in summer 2020. As a result, students and the leadership from Hillel at FSU expressed concerns to university administration. After hearing these concerns, the DSA worked with the Director of Hillel and Jewish student leaders to create a list of actions items. One of the action items was the creation of a task force to address issues and concerns. The focus of the Jewish Student Life task force has been to offer a set of recommendations that the Division of Student Affairs could consider to enhance Jewish student life on campus. The committee had great representation from Jewish students, faculty, staff, and alumni. They are in the final stages of developing recommendations including the development of anti-Semitism training for staff. As part of the research process, the DSA also provided data for a national climate survey regarding Jewish Student Life.

In addition to the efforts of the Task Force, the Vice President for Student Affairs championed for the creation of the Jewish Alumni Network, which was established in 2020. Also, in 2020, the Student Government Association voted to create a Jewish Student Union that has agency status within Student Government. Efforts need to continue to ensure equitable support for this new agency.