September 26, 2016
To EMU students, faculty and staff:
The racist graffiti that targeted our black community has raised many emotions, including anger, hurt, fear and frustration. As President Smith referenced in his messages, there are are a variety of support systems on campus for EMU students.
Students wanting to talk about their feelings and experiences related to the racist graffiti on our campus are invited to stop by any of three drop-in groups. These groups will be facilitated by staff from Diversity and Community Involvement (DCI) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) as well as other EMU staff or faculty. All groups will be held in The Intersection, a student space across from Service EMU in the Student Center.
Students are welcome to come to all or part of any group discussion:
Monday, Sept. 26 3:30 – 5:00pm
Tuesday, Sept. 27 3:30 – 5:00pm
Wednesday, Sept 28 7:30-9:00pm
In addition to these group talks, Counseling and Psychological Services is offering additional appointments to students needing to talk about the graffiti and about issues of racism in our larger community.
Students may also access CAPS’ after-hours phone support in the evenings and weekends by calling 734-487-1118. The following is contact information for DCI and CAPS.
Diversity and Community Involvement Counseling and Psychological Services
Contact Geoff Larcom, firstname.lastname@example.org, 734.487.4401