Allegations of improper faculty travel investigated; no merit found

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 2014 -- Recently the AMCHA Initiative, Simon Wiesenthal Center Campus Outreach and others have made allegations against Professor Rabab Abdulhadi regarding her travel. San Francisco State University takes allegations about the use of state funds seriously, investigates any issues and responds as appropriate.

The records for Professor Abdulhadi’s travel have been reviewed, and they comply with established rules without fault or violation. Therefore, we conclude that the allegations made against Professor Abdulhadi have no merit.  The CSU’s Travel Procedures and Regulations can be viewed at:

Faculty can and do communicate with others relevant to their research, communicating by various methods that can involve travel.  Professor Abdulhadi’s academic work in race and resistance studies requires examination of some of the world’s most challenging and controversial issues. San Francisco State University will continue to respect academic freedom, and we will not censor our scholars nor condone censorship by others.

San Francisco State University remains committed to providing a safe and civil campus environment that supports all members of its community.

-- University Communications (e-mail)