Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAAPI) Community Resources

Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month from May 1 - May 31, 2022. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month began in 1977 as a smaller ten day celebration in May, and transformed to a month-long observance in 1990. The month commemorates the resilience and legacy, traditions, and culture of Asians, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders across the United States. Learn more and see stories in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month or check out events at Harvard.

Harvard-based AAAPI Resources

Faith-Based and Mental Health Support at Harvard

Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Smith Campus Center: (617) 495-2042
Harvard Law School, Pound Hall: (617) 495-4414
Longwood Clinic, Vanderbilt Hall: (617) 432-1370

Harvard Behavioral Health Services
9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET: (617) 495-2323
After Hours: (617) 495-5711
Special hours and services for pandemic-related mental health concerns.

Harvard Chaplains
Chaplains represent many of the world’s religious, spiritual, and ethical traditions, and share a collective commitment to serving the spiritual needs of the students, faculty, and staff of Harvard University.

Student, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Fellows and Alumni Resources

    Student and Alumni Resources

    Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, and Fellows Resources

    Academic and Research Resources

    Other AAAPI Resources

    National Resources

    Hate Incident Reporting

    Stop AAPI Hate

    • 6,603 incidents reported from March 19, 2020 to March 31, 2021
    • Reports increased from 3,795 to 6,603 during March 2021
    • Verbal harassment (65.2%) and shunning (18.1%), Physical assault (12.6%), Civil rights violations (10.3%), and Online harassment (7.3%)

    The AAPI COVID-19 Project

    • Disaggregates Asian/Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander experiences and perspectives

    Intervention Training


    Free online bystander intervention training to stop anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment and guide book Show Up


    Survivor, Anxiety & Mental Health Support

    API Survivor Guide   

    Gender-based violence resources for immigrant and refugee women.

    Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety

    Resources for anxiety and mental health in a climate of uncertainty.

    National AAPI Mental Health Association

    Mental health group for Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

    APISAA Therapist Directory

    Asian Mental Health Collective


    Legal Support

    Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

    Protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans.

    The James Byrd Jr Center to Stop Hate

    Established legal and social services.


    Community Support

    Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)

    Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)

    Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association

    National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum

    National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development

    Massachusetts Resources & Organizations

    Anti-Racism Resources for AAAPI Allies

    Resources for Allies

    Stories from AAAPI Communities

    Stand Against Hatred: Documenting stories of COVID-19 related hate incidences in order to document and to educate people about the environment of hate around the country.


    Intervention Training

    Hollaback: Free online bystander intervention training to stop anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment and guide book Show Up


    Take Action

    Combat Anti–Asian American Violence

    The Cut | March 17, 2021

    Anti-Asian Racism and COVID-19

    Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine | July 16, 2020

    Reducing Stigma

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | June 11, 2020

    Speaking Up Against Racism Around the Coronavirus

    Learning for Justice | February 1, 2020

    Resources for Leadership and Management

    Universal Manager Training – Diversity Module

    Harvard Human Resources Center for Workplace Development

    The Role of Senior Leaders in Building a Race Equity Culture

    Bridgespan Group | July 23, 2018

    How Managers Can Promote Healthy Discussions About Race

    Harvard Business Review | January 7, 2016

    Leading during traumatic and triggering events

    Clayton Robbins, Diversity Equity Inclusiveness Consulting | 2013

    Training and Consultation

    Race Forward Racial Justice Trainings

    Skills and strategies addressing structural racism to advance racial equity

    Disruptive Equity Education Project DEEP

    Strategic partnerships for individuals and organizations seeking cultural changes

    Inclusive Excellence Academy

    Leadership and professional development to equalize the pandemic’s impact


    Workshops for employees: identities, unconscious bias, allyship, modern manager

    Cultural Intelligence Center

    Courses to develop CQ, a critical part of a globalized world

    ReadySet Allyship

    Allyship at work : defines stakes, tools, and training for healthy workplaces



    Stop AAPI Hate

    Over the past year, incidents of anti-Asian hate and violence have increased dramatically. We stand in solidarity with the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities and are working to build a safe, welcoming, and equitable environment at Harvard. Below are informational resources for members of the AAAPI community and allies. 

    Please share additional resources that you would like to see included at If you have been a target or witness to a hate crime, please report it below. Potential hate crimes, including bias-motivated assault, battery, and property damage, should be reported to the local police.

    Harvard University Police Department (HUPD)  provides information on hate crimes. If you have experienced a hate crime or bias, you can contact HUPD at (617) 495-1212 or the local police. For general inquiries, contact HUPD at (617) 495-1215. Any Massachusetts resident who has witnessed or experienced bias-motivated threats, harassment or violence may call the Attorney General’s Hate Crime Hotline at 1-800-994-3228 or fill out a civil rights complaint following the link below.

    Harvard University Anonymous Reporting Hotline


    Harvard College Students Reporting Form


    Massachusetts Attorney General's Hate Crime Hotline


    Harvard University is not affiliated with, nor does it explicitly endorse, any of the non-Harvard advocacy groups, hotlines, or organizations listed above. This living list will be updated regularly and is intended to inform students, faculty, staff, postdocs, and fellows of resources available to them at Harvard and in the broader community.

    ODIB recognizes the unique challenges of our diverse Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Harvard strives to provide resources and support for individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and experiences. We welcome on your input, ideas, and collaboration to move forward in these efforts. Please reach out to us directly to share your thoughts or to learn more about how you can get involved.