During winter and early spring quarters, five campus incidents involving one or more aggressors yelling anti-Asian and other sentiments were reported to the university. Locations include Campus Drive and Welch Road, Campus Drive and Stock Farm Road, the Medical Center, and the Oval. No physically violent behavior was reported. In each case, the aggressor was described as a 50 to 60-year-old white male either riding a bike or driving by in a car. Targeted community members include staff, students and non-affiliates. Unfortunately, this is not new behavior. Similar incidents were reported in 2019 and 2021.
In addition to repeatedly targeting Asians in general, the aggressor or aggressors made remarks about Hindus, Jews and Muslims.
What is being done:
Updated as of 06/23/22
The person that the University believes to be responsible for the incidents has been notified that they are no longer permitted on campus.
Updated as of 04/27/22
The Stanford University Department of Public Safety is aware of these incidents and investigating these matters.
The University strongly condemns this behavior and encourages community members to report incidents promptly.
The Asian American Activities Center serves as Stanford’s primary resource for Asian and Asian American student affairs and community development. A3C is ready to support students and help them learn about resources and ways to be in community.
Many more university offices are ready to assist impacted students. These resources are listed here.
No further incidents have been reported in the last two weeks.
What to do:
If you experience or witness an incident, promptly file a report with the Stanford University Department of Public Safety (DPS) by calling 9-1-1 or (650) 329-2413 (24/7).
- If you have any information that may assist in the investigation, call DPS at (650) 329-2413 (24/7) and ask to speak to an investigator.
- If you experienced bias or discrimination, please file a Protected Identity Harm report.
- Though no physically violent behavior has been reported, the emotional and mental toll should not be ignored. Students needing assistance are invited to reach out to these mental health resources and faculty/staff can reach out to the Faculty Staff Help Center.
- If you are seeking information to better understand this ongoing issue around the country and on campus, check out this resource page on Stop AAPI Hate created by Student Affairs.