The Graduate School's Message on AAPI Hate Crimes

Dear Graduate Students and Faculty:

The Graduate School condemns the March 16 horrific acts of violence in Atlanta which left eight people dead, six of whom were women of Asian descent. We condemn and abhor all forms of racism, acts of violence, sexism, and harassment. 

The Graduate School is committed to supporting all of our students and we encourage you to support each other during this difficult time. Those experiencing trauma around these recent hate crimes can contact SHAC to schedule an appointment. Additionally, any incidents of hate or bias connected to PSU should continue to be reported to the Bias Review Team through their reporting portal, available on the linked page. The Bias Review Team will manage the reporting, including working with CPSO to both document the issue and also offer support for the situation. Please view the links below for additional support and resources.  

Additional PSU Resources and Communities

Middle East North Africa South Asia (MENASA) Initiative
Global Diversity and Inclusion (GDI)

Additional Resources

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) 
Asian Health & Service Center (AHSC)
Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
Unite Oregon

The Graduate School and PSU have a shared commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to you and together we must stand united against all forms of racism, sexism and violence. 


Rossitza B. Wooster
Dean, Graduate School
Portland State University