Annual Holiday Sharing & Gift Giving Program 2021

EMU's Department of Diversity & Community Involvement is pleased to partner with our Department of Public Safety and [email protected] Office for this annual partnership with Parkridge Community Center.

Our goal is to provide 120 Ypsilanti children with a gift (suggested $20-$40 each). Participants may participate by making a monetary donation or through dropping off a new unwrapped gift. Donations must be made by 5 pm EST on December 3rd, 2021, to ensure timely delivery of gifts.

Monetary Donations

All monetary donations to purchase gifts are tax deductible and you will receive a receipt following your gift.  Monetary donations will be used to purchase gifts to donate to the Parkridge Community Center and can be made on our Crowdfunding Site.

Dropping off of a New Unwrapped Gift

Participants who prefer to drop off a new unwrapped gift can sign up on our Holiday Giving Signup Sheet.

All donations must be made by December 3rd, 2021 to ensure timely delivery of gifts.  Donation bins are located in the Atrium of EMU's Department of Public Safety (1200 Oakwood Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197).

Need suggestions on gift ideas?  Parkridge Community Center has provided a List of Suggested Gifts.

Questions? Please contact Steve Bryant, Director of Diversity & Community Involvement at [email protected] or 734.487.6790.

Diversity Training

Throughout the year, we facilitate various workshops that make students aware of their multiple social identities and how they impact their lives inside and outside of the classroom. In these sessions, students receive hands-on, practical skills for challenging their biases, confronting inappropriate behavior, communicating with people from different backgrounds and working to increase unity and inclusion on campus.

Intersections Lounge

Located on the second floor of the Student Center across from Service EMU, The Intersection is an inclusive space that supports our diverse student body by providing a place for students to come together to be empowered, create community, and grow. This space is intended for all students to gather, with a focus on our underrepresented populations, and is managed by the Diversity and Community Involvement Department (DCI).

Hours of Operation

The space is an open lounge until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except for holidays when the Student Center is closed). From 5 p.m. until building close and weekends, the space is available for booking for social justice oriented programs and events. Events held in The Intersection must have a social justice focus or be hosted by an office, student organization, or department with such a focus.

Use of The Intersection

To request use of the The Intersection, and to see Expectations for Use, please complete an Intersections Request.