Keep UT Hate Free Week Unites Students

March 28, 2007

Author: Maya Srikrishnan

Source: The Daily Texan

Hate crimes and discrimination on campus often go unreported, so the UT community needs to find solutions to these crimes, said Student Government President Danielle Rugoff, a founder of Keep UT Hate Free Week.

Rugoff came up with the idea for the event after her friend was attacked outside of his Jewish fraternity house, she said.

After doing some research, Rugoff said she discovered that though they aren't publicized, hate crimes occur often on campus.

"Doing research after my friend's attack, I discovered that there had been at least five attacks on members of the Jewish Greek community in the past three years," she said.

The Keep UT Hate Free Rally on Tuesday united about 100 students and various organizations at the East Mall Bus Circle to bring attention to hate crimes and discrimination on campus.