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College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

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Dean Tim Chapin’s statement on recent anti-Asian violence

In light of horrific recent incidents, I want to affirm the FSU College of Social Sciences and Public Policy’s deep commitment and extend our strongest support to our Asian and Asian-American students, faculty and staff.

I know that you are likely disturbed, frightened and angry over the killings in Atlanta, reports of beatings and hate crimes in other parts of the country, and the overall rise in anti-Asian violence and discrimination in the U.S. The COSSPP leadership and broader COSSPP community condemn these vile attacks in the strongest possible terms.

Please know that all of us at the college are fully committed to our core values of diversity, inclusion and equity. We support all members of our diverse community, especially our Asian and Asian-American students who are facing such difficulties in these trying times.

You are not alone. We greatly value our Asian and Asian-American students, faculty and staff, and stand in solidarity with everyone in our campus community and beyond who has been hurt and traumatized by these unacceptable and horrific racist incidents.

I call upon every member of the COSSPP community to fully commit their understanding, support, and action to stand with members of our community who may find themselves faced with bias and hate.  

Please contact the leadership in your local unit or the dean’s office if you need anything. If you face any discrimination, harassment or threats while on campus, please immediately contact FSUPD at 644-1234 or call 911 if you feel you are in danger. To report an incident, please visit the FSU Incident Report Page at: http://report.fsu.edu/.

Tim Chapin, Dean
College of Social Sciences and Public Policy