Advocacy

For all stresses, there are also stressors. Many Chinese students studying at various institutions throughout America are not equipped to face the challenges and confrontations in studying alone in the US. They are besieged with language barriers, emotional, legal, financial and social pressures. These “stressors” are mounting as the students’ multiple needs are still unmet and unrecognized. We, at Chinese Student Services Center, will take the initiative to work closely with the education department and student advisors to increase the awareness and recommendations to overcome these challenges. We aim to be an effective voice in articulating these unmet needs thru advocacy. One of the indicated priorities on campuses is to promote integration among students from diverse backgrounds. It starts with language and follow-up activities.