"On behalf of the entire MCSP community we want to extend our support and our profound regret for the experience that our students faced [that day]. The disgraceful, disgusting, and cowardly act of racism was one that our community does not condone. Our first concern is for the safety, security and well-being of the students involved and the well-being of all of our students, staff and community members.

We are an engaged, dialogic, multicultural community, and we stand proudly and unequivocally for social justice, diversity, and making a difference in the world.

Please join us in sharing #mcspstrong with the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts communities."

David Schoem
Director, Michigan Community Scholars Program


MCSP, University Housing, and the Division for Public Safety & Security are investigating.

For coverage on the solidarity event in response hosted by MCSP, visit the Michigan Daily

MCSP encourages members of its community and the public to stand together and learn from one another in response to this incident. The program invites you to join a series of events revolving around the theme of nonviolent action as a means for achieving rights, freedom, and justice in the 21st century. An all-day workshop will be held on Sunday, September 24, while a public lecture will be held on Monday, September 25. All are welcome to attend the events, to stand together and fight against racism and discrimination, injustice and inequality.