Concordia St. Paul says it was trying to be “warm and welcoming” to minority students, but not everyone sees it that way.

Inside Higher Ed reports.

Anger at Concordia St. Paul over mandatory orientation for minority students

Concordia University St. Paul has for years had an orientation meeting for minority students. But this year, one of those students shared part of the invitation letter online — and said it was offensive to require minority students to attend a special program. She has since said she’s looking to enroll elsewhere.

Concordia denies that it has a requirement for minority students only. But the letter — a portion of which has been widely shared on Facebook — says in bold capital letters: “All new students of color are expected to attend this meeting.”