Dear Eagle Family,
We recognize Election Day can cause much stress and anxiety for many members of our Eagle family. This is a time when we must serve our community by using these events as an opportunity for teaching, learning, and cultivating dialogue – and supporting our members through these uncertain events.
The 2020 election has highlighted some very pressing issues for our nation – and world. For many of our undergraduate students, this is your first opportunity to vote in a presidential election and make your voice heard. We strongly encourage all faculty, staff and students to exercise your right to vote today, November 3rd.
We want to acknowledge this election season reaches us amid already heightened anxiety among our students, faculty, and staff due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, civil unrest, and tragedies across the country. During this time, and especially tomorrow, please remember to practice self-care and take care of your mental health. The following resources are available to you during this time:
- Counseling Center offers students confidential services to gain healthy coping mechanisms, life skills, and academic excellence by maintaining a healthy emotional and mental outlook.
- The Office of the Dean of Students is available to support students who need assistance navigating personal or academic concerns.
- The Transitions Food Pantry provides groceries and toiletries to students in need at no cost. For information, please complete this form.
- Campus Recreation provides a diverse array of virtual and in-person programs, allowing all of us to stay active and healthily deal with anxiety and stress.
- Student Health provides resources for COVID-19 testing and support around health, safety, and wellness.
Many of us have never faced such uncertainty as we have now, and we acknowledge it's not easy. Do what you can – vote, take time for yourself, and reach out to family, friends, and resources for support if you need it. The Eagle family will preserve and soar above.
In Truth and Service,
The Division of Student Affairs