LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A Jewish student filed a lawsuit against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and several other student groups, claiming the university has created a hostile environment on campus for Jews, according to court documents.
Corey Gerwaski filed a federal lawsuit on Sunday, accusing UNLV of violating the 14th Amendment, the Civil Rights Act, and Title IV.
According to the complaint, Gerwaski is asking the court to intervene and enforce UNLV’s policies to protect Jewish students, staff, and invited speakers.
In February, Pro-Palestinian protestors stormed the class of a visiting Israeli professor who was scheduled to give a lecture on the topic of black holes. 

“We’ve had numerous students contact us since filing the lawsuit, Sigal Chattah, one of the two attorneys assigned to the case, said. “We’re not here to settle foreign policy.”
The lawsuit lists UNLV, the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education, Keith Whitfield, AJP Educational Foundation, Students for Justice of Palestine-UNLV, National Students for Justice of Palestine, and Nevadans for Palestinian Liberation.
Dr. Keith Whitfield is UNLV’s president.
“Defendants have openly created a racially hostile environment where Jewish students are and were subjected to repeated racial slurs and threats and being shamed and humiliated on the basis of their race,” the lawsuit alleges.
According to the lawsuit, Gerwaski was “unjustly terminated” from his position at the UNLV library in August of 2023 because of the “blatant disparate treatment and antisemitism that was exhibited by supervisors.”
Moreover, the lawsuit accuses the student groups listed as defendants of perpetuating, “Hamas propaganda at UNLV against UNLV’s student body.”
“UNLV allowed stickers and posters supporting intifada on the University campus without even bothering to remove or even attempting to remove these antisemitic messages targeting Jewish students,” the lawsuit stated.
In a statement to 8 News Now, UNLV says it is aware of the lawsuit and does not comment on pending litigation.

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