According to the statement, Jackson had been meeting with Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick and students concerning their complaints about rodents, mold and flooding in their residential halls when he fell Monday.
Jackson wanted to return to campus, according to the statement, to continue negotiations.
“After bringing the students and the school administration together, Rev. Jackson said there was much progress made yesterday and that he is going back today to help resolve their differences,” the statement said.
Jackson’s medical tests including a CT scan which came back normal. He was kept overnight for observation.
Monday’s incident is the latest of recent health concerns for the 80-year-old Jackson.
Students at Howard University have been protesting since mid-October against what they say are substandard living conditions.
Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and NAACP President Derrick Johnson are among those to have praised the students for taking the action.
Frederick wrote he is still willing to meet with students “as soon as the building is vacated.” He also said he will give his state of the university address — which had been delayed from homecoming weekend — this Friday and he will then meet with student leaders and alumni.