Statement and Resources: Anti-Asian Prejudice and Violence

Our team in International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) was deeply troubled by the news of the tragic events in Atlanta on March 16, 2021. Since the pandemic began, there have been more reports of anti-Asian prejudice and violence in the news, and these horrific incidents amplify the anxiety, fear, and sadness in the Emory community – particularly among Asian and Asian American students, scholars, and staff.

“As we grieve alongside our students, colleagues, and friends, we are also actively committed to advocacy and support of shared concerns. We will continue to work with offices and programs across the institution to enhance our efforts,” says Shinn Ko, Assistant Vice Provost of International Student and Scholar Services.

We stand in solidarity with the Emory community – both in Atlanta and around the world – in our commitment to being a diverse, welcoming, and supportive place for scholarship and research. Emory does not tolerate bigotry or prejudice, and hate has no place in our Atlanta community nor in our global community.

“Emory University’s resolve to be a welcoming and diverse community is only strengthened in the face of yesterday’s tragedy in our own city,” says Philip Wainwright, Vice Provost for Global Strategy and Initiatives. “Our sympathy and our support are with the Asian and Asian American members of our community.”

The ISSS Team is here to support you. Please reach out to us if we can support you in any way or connect you with Emory resources.

Support: Resources and Programs 


Emory University Statement from President Fenves >>>

Support for Students >>>

Support for Scholars >>>

Emory Police Department (EPD) Safety Resources >>>

Emory Anti-Asian Violence Resource Guide


Finding and Creating Social Connection during the Next Phase of the Pandemic: A Support Session for International Scholars, Residents, Faculty, and Staff (FSAP & ISSS)
Wednesday, May 26, 4:00 pm ET
Join us on Zoom!

Addressing Anti-Asian Violence in Context and Community
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

A Support Session for Faculty and Staff of Asian Descent in Light of Anti-Asian Violence
Monday, March 22, 2021, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

ISSS and CAPS Support Session for International Students
March 26, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zoom Link
Zoom ID: 938 3224 8044 

History, Current Trends and Impacts of Anti-Asian Violence: An Exchange Session for Scholars, Faculty and Staff of Asian Descent (by FSAP & ISSS) 
April 1, 2021, 12:00 pm 1:00 pm
Zoom link

ISSS and EPD Support Session for International Students and Scholars
April 9, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zoom link
Zoom ID: 975 5323 5411

Navigating Social Isolation and Homesickness: A Workshop and Support Session for International Scholars, Residents, Faculty and Staff (by FSAP & ISSS) 
April 21, 2021, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Zoom link

ISSS offers a variety of intercultural workshops and programs.
View our calendar for details about events for students, faculty, and staff.