The Asian Studies Minor at James Madison University condemns the ongoing and widespread wave of anti-Asian violence and discrimination across this year, culminating in the most recent attack in Atlanta. Americans have a long and complicated history of xenophobia, anti-immigration and discrimination directed at our Asian communities that are often supported in policy and the law. We echo President Alger’s statement of support for our faculty, students, and staff in the Asian and AAPI community and other marginalized groups. We continue to counter bigotry and other forms of hate inside the classroom and out through international collaboration, scholarly engagement and other educational activities.

To report harmful acts on campus,

  • For emergencies or for immediate responses, call 911 or JMU Public Safety at 540-568-6911.
  • If you experience or witness harassment, report the incident to the Office of Equal Opportunity at 540-568-6991 or at See more at Reporting Bias or Hate Incidents.

For counseling and other resources,

To learn more about Asian communities in Virginia and across the United States:

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