To Faculty, Staff and Students:
Today, UW-Green Bay affirms our commitment to the Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. We further stand in unity and solidarity with the AAPI communities to denounce the violent actions that have been escalating against them in the last year.
According to Stop AAPI Hate, a nonprofit that tracks incidents of discrimination, hate and xenophobia against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S., it has received nearly 3,800 hate-incident reports across the country since the onset of the pandemic. The university continues to provide a safe and supportive environment for students, faculty, and staff. Students may access services and resources through the Wellness Center, the Dean of Students Office, and MESA.
In addition, the University has tools in place to report bias incidents and hate crimes online.
Recently, through the Strategic Priority Initiative, the University pledges to further our inclusivity efforts through funded proposals such as Bystander Program for Violence Prevention, BIPOC R.I.S.E Program, Achievement Summit with Green Bay Area Public, Bias Inside Us 2022, and the Embedded EDI Faculty and Student Consultants.
We are in this together and must find ways to go beyond words and take action in standing against hatred.
Vice Chancellor for Inclusivity and Student Affairs
Interim Provost of Academic Affairs