According to the 2010 US Census, Asian-Americans were among the fastest-growing ethnic minority groups in the United States. At Ohio State, Asian and Asian-American Buckeyes consist of 5.33% of the student populations (N = 3,339), with at least five major ethnic groups, which include Chinese, Asian Indian, Korean, Vietnamese and Filipino. The diversity of cultural values, beliefs and languages among these ethnic groups may intersect with mainstream and/or college cultures in ways that are challenging and stressful to many.
Commons Stressors for Asian/Asian Americans
- Model Minority Stereotypes
- Bullying and Victimization
- Dealing with Racisms and Microaggression
- Identity Development (Bi-cultural Identities; Acculturation/Enculturation)
- Bamboo Ceiling: Career Development Issues and Workplace Conflicts
- Pressures to Excel in Academics
- Intimate/Domestic Partner Violence
How Can We Help?
- At CCS, we provide culturally sensitive services to currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Many resources at Ohio State are available on-demand.
- Leadership opportunities with the Student Life Multicultural Center
- Asian/Asian American Student Organizations
- Asian American Community Services
- Asian Festival
- Community activities related to Asian/Asian Americans
- Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum
- APIAHF influences policy, mobilizes communities and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.