University statement regarding incident at Best Hall

Yesterday afternoon, a Resident Advisor in Best Hall found a black doll hanging from the shower rod in the bathroom shared with suitemates. The incident was immediately investigated by EMU Police and the Office of Wellness and Community Standards. It was determined that a guest of one of the suitemates had placed the doll. The individual told investigators that they did it as a "prank" and did not have malicious or racist intentions. Eastern Michigan takes this matter very seriously. There is absolutely no place at Eastern for hateful and racist actions, regardless of their intent. At this time, the University continues to investigate the incident and will take appropriate steps upon completion of the investigation.

February 12, 2019

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Geoff Larcom