University Statement on Reported Assault

April 22, 2021

WACO, Texas (April 22, 2021) – Baylor University released the following statement in response to a reported assault on an Asian American student near campus on Sunday, April 18. The incident was reported by the student to the Waco Police Department and by the University to the Equity Office.

STATEMENT FROM BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

“The University was made aware of the alleged incident via social media on Wednesday afternoon (April 21), and it was immediately reported to the Equity Office for investigation.

“We grieve with our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) neighbors, brothers and sisters in the midst of what has been an intense year of anti-Asian sentiment and violence. We are constantly reminded that racism is not merely a black and white issue; it affects all of us. As fellow bearers of the image of God, our AAPI students are part of our Baylor Family, and we especially will not stand for such sentiment, bias or violence within our community. If any student experiences such things, the University provides resources through the Equity Office and law enforcement as well as additional support through Spiritual Life, the Counseling Center and Multicultural Affairs.”

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