Federal Lawsuit Against MIT

On March 7, 2024, StandWithUs Center for Legal Justice (SCLJ) and MIT students filed a federal lawsuit against MIT over the university’s condoning of antisemitism in violation of the students’ rights under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.
The complaint, filed in Massachusetts District Court by several law firms, describes how MIT turns a blind eye to antisemitic activities on its campus, refuses to enforce policies to protect Jewish and Israeli students and faculty, and has thereby created a hostile environment for Jews. This lawsuit seeks to remedy this.
 
On May 17, 2024, SCLJ and MIT students amended their federal lawsuit against MIT. The amended complaint incorporates a class count and a claim under civil rights legislation, known as the Ku Klux Klan Laws, for coordinated antisemitic actions which MIT enabled and which deprived Jewish and Israeli students of their constitutional rights. The complaint also includes additional, egregious acts of discrimination, harassment, and intimidation that came to light after the initial lawsuit was filed on March 7, 2024.
 
Read the full press releases and complaints below.

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Read the Amended Complaint

Read the Initial Complaint

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