Racist graffiti: Drop-in groups offer students a space to be heard

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

www.emich.edu/dci                                                www.emich.edu/caps

734-487-6790                                                        734-487-1118

September 26, 2016

Written by:
Geoff Larcom

Media Contact:
Geoff Larcom