Anti-Asian Hate Crime Reporting and Ally Resources
If you see something, say something.
If you are aware of acts of hatred or bias against members of the UA community, report them immediately to the Hate and Bias Hotline at 205-348-BIAS (2427), or visit the UA System Hotline website to locate the Hate and Bias Reporting Form.
Students, faculty, staff and postdocs who experience or witness an incident, can report it through the following channels:
- Hate and bias hotline: 205-348-2427
- Hate and bias reporting form: http://uasystem.edu/hotline/
- Title IX information to report allegations of sexual misconduct: https://titleix.ua.edu/
- Student conduct reporting options: https://studentconduct.sa.ua.edu/
- Equal opportunity, nondiscrimination and disability reporting: https://eop.ua.edu/index.html
This is a difficult time; no need to go it alone, seek support.
If you are experiencing distress because of such acts, contact the UA Counseling Center at 205-348-3863, visit the office at 3000 South Lawn Office Building (1101 Jackson Ave.), or call the UA Police Department at 205-348-5454 and ask to speak with an on-call counselor when the Counseling Center is closed. You may also text BAMA to 741-741 to text with a trained volunteer.
The Capstone International Center and International Student & Scholar Services stand ready to help and support you. We encourage you to let us know if you face challenges or need help, whether it is related to your studies, your personal life, or the community at large by emailing email@example.com, or calling 205-348-5256.
You may also contact the following for support:
- Crossroads Civic Engagement Center: https://crossroads.ua.edu/
- Student Care and Well-Being: https://bamacares.sa.ua.edu/
- Counseling Center: https://counseling.sa.ua.edu/
- Asian Student Organizations
- Affinity Groups for Faculty and Staff
If you seek to assist, become an informed ally.
The events of 2020-2021 are not isolated and have a historical context. An important part of being an effective ally requires us to learn more about the issues that concern us. You can:
- Interrupt racist behavior in your communities, including jokes, the fetishization of AAPI women, xenophobic and racist language about the COVID-19 pandemic, the perpetuation of the “model minority” myth, and more.
- Support non-profits like Stop AAPI Hate, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and more.
- Hold your departments, units and college leadership accountable to anti-racist policy and actions.
- Visit https://diversity.colostate.edu/support-aapi-communities/.
As a part of effort to promote cultural awareness and cultural understanding, the UA Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host in April an educational webinar about the increase of these acts and how to cope with them. More information will be shared on the DEI website and via email.
Resources on Anti-Asian Sentiment
The following resources include a toolkit, video, bystander training and other information:
- On Anti-Asian Hate Crimes: Who Is Our Real Enemy?
- What You Can Do About Anti-Asian Violence
- A new surge of anti-Asian attacks comes nearly a year after COVID spawned increased vitriol toward people of Asian descent across the country: Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
- Hate Crimes Tool Kit and Messaging Guidance on China: Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American Harassment and Xenophobia Workshop
- Disarming Racism from a Psychological Perspective (video)
- History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States