Statement by President McKay Announcing the Adoption of the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism by the McKay-Pathickal Administration

April 8th, 2021

Today, on Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — I’m proud to announce further actions the @UPUA can and will take to combat antisemitism at Penn State University Park via Executive Order.

Read Executive Order 16 here:…

And learn more below:

The McKay-Pathickal Administration of the UPUA adopts @TheIHRA‘s Working Definition of Antisemitism and directs the Dept of Outreach to create and distribute resources about the Working Definition of Antisemitism, and continue to promote resources intended to support students.

In the wake of rising antisemitism, bias, and other forms of racial, ethnic, and religious discrimination across our country, it’s on all of us to stand up against it.

I’m proud to have had the help of @PennStateHillel President Stochel and @jacobjklipstein on this work.

# # #

Originally posted at