Statement on investigation of Healing Assistance Fund, Oct. 19, 2018

The MSU Healing Assistance Fund was created to support the resources needed for survivors’ recovery and healing, specifically counseling and mental health services that are not covered by insurance. The fraud concerns brought to our attention this summer were alarming. We want to ensure these funds were being distributed appropriately so it is important to allow the MSU Police Department time to complete a thorough investigation.

During this time, we have also decided to part ways with the fund administrator. We feel a different administrator will provide better oversight to the fund.

While the investigation is ongoing, the fund has remained frozen to avoid interference and to prevent any more fraudulent activities from accessing funds that should be going to those who need it most. We apologize for any delay this may cause survivors in getting support and help.

-Emily Guerrant, VP and MSU Spokesperson