Support for AAAPI Community Members

Anti-AAAPI (Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander) violence is rising in the U.S., and hate has no place in our community.

  • According to the Pew Research Center survey, three in 10 Asian Americans (31%) report having experienced racial slurs or racist jokes since the beginning of the pandemic.
  • Between March 19, 2020, and February 29, 2021, the Stop AAPI Hate national reporting center received 3,795 reports of anti-AAAPI bias and hate. Incidents were reported from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • 68% of the incidents were reported by women.
  • These incidents ranged from online harassment to civil rights violations, such as workplace discrimination and being barred from transportation, to verbal harassment, shunning, and physical assault (which made up 11.1% of the reported incidents).
  • Verbal harassment and shunning were the most common forms of bias/discrimination and made up 68.1% of the reports.
  • The largest percentage of incidents occurred in businesses and in public places; 2.5% of the incidents occurred at universities.
  • As of February 28th, 503 reports had been made in 2021.
  • The rise in anti-AAAPI bias/discrimination is connected with the covid-19 pandemic. Media reports using derogatory language against Asians and people of Asian descent and postings by politicians on social media platforms have exacerbated the situation.

What can we do?

  • Be an ally. Show support for our Asian and Asian American friends, classmates, and coworkers. Condemn acts of hatred and bias when you see them - don’t ignore them.
  • Review our Strategic Action Plan for Diversity and Inclusion as a reminder of how we expect each other to support and give voice to underrepresented groups on campus. Students can find immediate support in a variety of ways:
  • University Counseling Center: 315-229-5392
  • Nationwide, 24-hour Crisis Counseling Service: 315-229-1914
  • Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion: 315-229-1881 (
  • Chaplain’s Office: 315-229-5062 (
  • International Student Services:
  • Faculty and staff members can find support through the Employee Assistance Program. For more information, contact Human Resources at 315-229-5596.

Report an Incident

Hate has no place in the St. Lawrence community. If you believe you have experienced a bias-related incident or know someone who has, please submit a Bias Incident Report right away. In an emergency situation, Safety and Security is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 315-229-5555.

Here is a list of organizations that provide support for AAAPI individuals: 


  1. Stand With the AAPI Community: Resources and Actions. Weave News
  2. Many Black and Asian Americans Say They Have Experienced Discrimination Amid the Covid 19 Outbreak, Pew Research Center, July 1, 2020. 
  3. Trump Adds to Asian Americans’ Fears, by  Seashia Yang, Human Rights Watch, April 1, 2020.
  4. There Were 3800 Anti-Asian Racist Incidents, Mostly Against Women, In Past Year, by Kimmy Yam, March 16, 2021.
  5. Covid 19 Fueling Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia Worldwide, Human Rights Watch, May 12, 2020.