CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The University of Virginia and its leaders are facing a lawsuit from a first-year alleging antisemitism on Grounds.

Matan Goldstein is alleging that UVA officials, including President Jim Ryan, Rector Robert Hardie, Faculty for Justice in Palestine at UVA, and Students for Justice in Palestine at UVA are responsible for the alleged harassment, discrimination, and illegal retaliation against people of the Jewish faith.

The allegations include: a physical assault during a pro-Palestine event on Grounds, and verbal abuse at the hands of student and faculty groups mentioned in the suit.

In fact, Goldstein says it got so bad, that he had to leave his first-year dorm because he felt it was unsafe for him on Grounds. The University encouraged him to do so.

The lawsuit goes on to claim that Ryan and Hardie quote "did nothing" to stop the problems.

The University of Virginia had no comment.

There is no dollar figure listed in the suit, but Goldstein is seeking damages as decided by a jury.

This lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville.