Clemson’s Divisions of Student Affairs and Inclusion and Equity seek to assemble an advisory committee that acknowledges the current climate and crisis of anti-Asian hate sentiment and violence across the United States escalating over the last year. The purpose of the advisory committee will be to assess university programs, policies and services designed to improve the experience of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) students, staff and faculty on campus. The APIDA Advisory Committee will develop a specific list of recommendations to be communicated broadly to campus constituents.
Kendra Stewart-Tillman, assistant vice president for diversity and education and executive director of the Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center, said heightened anti-Asian sentiment over the last year due to the coronavirus and the murders of six Asian-American women out of eight people in Atlanta spas on March 16 have added to the urgency of standing up an APIDA Advisory Committee at Clemson.
Faculty, staff and students are welcome to participate. Interested individuals are asked to contact Kendra Stewart-Tillman (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 14.