Earlier this month, we alerted the Hopkins community about two hate incidents targeting students of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) descent that have occurred in recent days. A message sent to Homewood undergraduates on September 24 can be read here.
We appreciate the confidence you have placed in Johns Hopkins to be involved with your intellectual growth as well as your health and safety as students and trainees. We do not take this responsibility lightly, and we will work as a community to address the impact of these disturbing and racist acts and to ensure that those who experience physical or emotional attacks receive the help and support to continue their academic journey confidently and successfully.
Our Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) investigates all instances of discrimination and harassment that affect the members of our campus community. In instances where the alleged offender is not affiliated with JHU (and/or when acts of violence occur), we appropriately coordinate with law enforcement for further follow-up action. If you are a victim of any such situation, you are strongly encouraged to file a complaint through official university channels. More information about filing a complaint is available on the OIE website. Incidents can also be reported using the Speak2Us hotline or you can contact Public Safety at 410-516-7777.
As noted in a March 2021 blog post, there are several resources and supports for APIDA students who have experienced harassment directly or are experiencing any type of distress. Some highlights from that post are listed below.
Our priority remains the safety and well-being of our students and trainees. We will do all in our power to support them so that we can all thrive here at Johns Hopkins.