Our statement of support for the Asian and Asian American Community

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Yesterday, the Atlanta, Georgia area was the site of a heinous shooting spree that left 8 people dead, 6 of whom were women of Asian descent. Other such acts of despicable violence have been committed against Asians and Asian Americans on the West Coast and other locales in recent months. These events have caused enormous pain and fear for Asian and Asian American people across our country. Today, as we grieve alongside our Asian and Asian American Boilermakers, we recognize that the rise of anti-Asian racism has a profound impact on the well-being of our students, faculty, and staff, especially in the middle of a global pandemic.

Purdue reiterates its commitment to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages each individual to strive to reach their own potential. As a community, we are guided in these pursuits by our core values: honor, integrity, respect, inclusion, growth, and innovation.

We are uniquely proud of the contributions of the Asian American and Asian members of our campus community. In pursuit of academic excellence, Purdue seeks to develop and nurture diversity. We believe that diversity strengthens our institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

In particular, the Division of Diversity and Inclusion affirms work done by units across campus to ensure that all Boilermakers feel that they belong, including the Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC). Additionally, we remind the campus community of resources available through Counseling and Psychological Services and of the University’s system for reporting hate and bias. As we navigate these difficult times, the AAARCC would like to share upcoming opportunities that bring awareness to these issues and foster a community of support. Please see the AAAARCC website at for the links to these events.

In support of our Asian and Asian American Boilermakers,

Dr. John Fitzgerald Gates
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Pamela K. Sari
Director, Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center

This statement of support for the Asian and Asian American Community also available here.

 

 


Welcome to the Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC)

The Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC) provides dynamic educational resources for the Purdue community and the Lafayette-West Lafayette community. Since joining Purdue in April 2015 the AAARCC has opened its doors to all and seeks to remain as a source of education, integration, and support. Programs and events will be constantly evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of the campus community. Our space is committed to preserving, advancing, and connecting the rich diversity here at Purdue to offer an exciting global experience for all.

 

AAARCC Summer 2021 Hours

Open to the Public Mondays to Fridays, 10:00AM to 4:00 PM
AAARCC Staff can be reached Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM


AAARCC will be closed at 4:00PM for cleaning and sanitizing purposes.

Signage will be posted when the maximum capacity is reached.
Prior to your visit, please familiarize yourself with the Protect Purdue policies.
Mask is required at all times inside the building, and outside when social distancing is not possible.
Please use the "Tours, Requests, and Reservations" tab on our websites to request meetings and tours.

Visitors can also reach the AAARCC staff via:
Email: aaarcc@purdue.edu | Phone: 765-496-0488 | Video conferencing: Email to set up | Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube: @purdueaaarcc

 

In Fall 2020, Purdue AAARCC building will look a little different with our de-densification plan to implement the Protect Purdue initiative. We have put together a Purdue AAARCC Protect Purdue Implementation video below to help potential visitors to familiarize themselves with the entrance/exit doors, signage, and room arrangement.

 

Teach-In Resources to Help Address Anti-Asian Racism, Bias, and Violence (Particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic) 

(April 9, 2020) The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting communities of color throughout the nation, including Asian and Asian Americans (also see here for impacts to communities of color). Our media outlets and everyday accounts have been documenting heightened racism, bias, and violence directed to Asians and Asian Americans. Purdue AAARCC has been following this issue closely and has been working these past two weeks to produce Teach-In Resources that our students, faculty, staff, community members, and alumni can use to help fight against biases amid the pandemic.

Please read this teach-in document and find ways to incorporate the materials into your classrooms, programming, events, and conversations with others: Questions, edit suggestions, and collaboration can be directed to aaarcc@purdue.edu or by calling (765)496-0488.