We acknowledge and offer our support and condolences to all those that have been impacted either directly or indirectly by the recent terrorist attack and hate crime in Orlando, Florida. We mourn the loss of innocent people who have been taken from the LGBTQ communities in Orlando, and recognize this is a loss for all LGBTQ communities and allies throughout our nation. June is identified as a month for celebration of LGBTQ pride, making it even more poignant that we must now reflect with sympathy and compassion on the lives lost to targeted violence.
The staff of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) created this space to acknowledge that while student life can be consuming due to academic demands, being a student is only one aspect of an individual’s identity. The current events of the world beyond, and within, the University of Michigan campus continue to evolve and shape the lived experience of us all. As a result, we think that it is important for the university community to remain aware of global, national, and local events, especially those that might impact the campus community and students’ daily life, health, and wellness.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) affirms diversity, is committed to providing culturally competent services, and works to condemn oppression in every form. Now we have created this webpage to acknowledge current issues, offer support, and provide information that matches our commitment to fostering diversity and the inclusion of all students who are navigating the events of a very complex world.