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#CheckOnYourUCrew: Post-election support

Events across campus offer support to the U community in the wake of a highly contentious election.

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Don't forget to #CheckOnYourUCrew this election season. Regardless of political affiliation, the 2020 election is highly emotional for many members of the University of Utah community. In the interest of encouraging wellness and success, various departments across campus will be hosting events offering support, encouraging civility and providing tips for stress management and coping skills in the days and weeks following the Nov. 3, 2020, election.

The Check on your U Crew campaign launched in April to encourage students, staff and faculty to reach out to others who may be feeling isolated and not only offer personal support, but remind them about all the resources still available to them through the U during the COVID-19 pandemic. You are invited to reach out to members of your "U Crew" to find out how they are doing in the current political climate and share the following events and services, as well as mental health tips to cope with the election.


Events and programs

Nov. 2, 2020

  • Election support kits available for in-person pick-up, Student Leadership & Involvement
    • Union lobby, limited to the first 100 students.
    • Kits contain cold gel pack, tea, reflection journal, a pen, support resources and ideas for coping with election outcomes
  • Chai & Chat International Student Support Group, University Counseling Center (UCC) and International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)
    • Every Tuesday at 5-6 p.m.
    • Virtual drop-in international student support
    • Contact UCC for details at 801-581-6826

Nov. 3, 2020

  • Group Wellness Sessions, Center for Student Wellness
    • Undergraduate session 11-11:45 a.m.; graduate session 12-12:45 p.m.
    • Support fellow students, engage in community building and learn healthy coping and wellness skills.
    • Register here.
  • Stress Buster Week, Nov. 3-11, ASUU
    • From a virtual game night to yoga, ASUU hopes to help students cope as they wait for final election results. 
    • Follow ASUU on Instagram for updates.

Nov. 4, 2020

  • 2020 Election Debrief: What Happened and Why, Hinckley Institute of Politics
    • 1:30-2:45 p.m.
    • Discussion of election results and implications for the future.
    • Get a calendar invite here.
  • Post-Election Exhale, Bennion Center
    • 12-1:30 p.m.
    • Register here.
  • Mental Health and Election Stress, University Counseling Center
    • Extra clinicians will be available for drop-in group and individual counseling from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
    • Call 801-581-6826.

Nov. 5, 2020

  • Visual Art + Mindfulness, Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) and U PEAK Health and Fitness
    • 1-2 p.m.
    • Join instructor Charlotte Bell and explore the UMFA collection as you seek to find stillness within yourself. Practice slow and mindful looking at artwork as well as traditional, guided meditation—perfect for beginners.
    • Learn more and register here.

Nov. 10, 2020

  • Town Hall, ISSS
    • 4-5:30 p.m.
    • Panel discussion about potential political impacts, student immigration impacts and support.
    • Register here.

Nov. 11, 2020

  • Check on U-Tah: Building community through bystander intervention, Center for Student Wellness
    • 5-6:15 p.m.
    • Empowering students to check on their community members and prevent harm. This workshop will discuss how biases, social norms and everyday barriers perpetuate harm and prevent community support. Through dialogue, interactive practice and self-reflection, participants will leave the workshop with increased abilities in being a good community member, noticing harm and holding one another accountable.
    • Register here.

Nov. 12, 2020

  • Wellness Beyond Whiteness, Center for Student Wellness
    • Staff and faculty panel, 12-1:30 p.m.
    • Register here.

Nov. 13, 2020

  • Wellness Beyond Whiteness, Center for Student Wellness
    • Student panel, 1-2 p.m.
    • Register here.

Support Resources

24/7 Confidential Support Hotlines

  • UNI Crisis Line: 801-587-3000
  • The Trevor Project: 866-488-7386
  • BlackLine: 800-604-5842
  • SafeUT: 833-372-3388, SafeUT app