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Post-Election Support and Resources

These post-election services and support opportunities are designed for individual student needs at this point in time. Additional opportunities to dialogue across different perspectives will be made available in the spring semester.

Counseling and Psychological Services Election Support:

Counseling and Psychological Services is providing virtual support groups for managing anxiety and promoting resiliency around the election. These will not be therapy groups which means that (1) they are open to both in-state and out-of-state students and (2) they are not appropriate for students who are experiencing acute distress. If you are a student who is experiencing acute distress, you should reach out to Urgent Care Services.

Interpreters have been requested. Click on the event below to register.

Date(s) Audience
Nov. 3 Left-leaning Political Supporters
Nov. 4 Right-leaning Political Supporters
Nov. 5 Middle-of-the-Road Political Supporters
Nov. 6 "Real Talk" for ALANA Students 
Nov. 9 LGBTQ+ Community Support
Nov. 11 Left-leaning Political Supporters
Nov. 11  Middle-of-the-Road Political Supporters
Nov. 12 Right-leaning Political Supporters

Contact: Kristina Colleluori, Mental Health Therapist & Outreach Coordinator 

Identity-Based Support:

Click on the event below to register.

Date(s) Identity Group Description Sponsor Contact
Nov. 4  LGBTQ+ Discussion Q Center Chris Hinesley 
Nov. 6 ALANA Discussion Counseling and Psychological Services Kristina Colleluori
Nov. 7 International Town Hall International Student Services Shawna Szabo
Nov. 9 LGBTQ+ Discussion Counseling and Psychological Services Kristina Colleluori

Peer-to-Peer Support:

RIT students care deeply about one another. The students involved in the Peer-to-Peer Support group have volunteered to receive training in order to support other students who are experiencing anxiety or just general concerns about the election. These peer advisors will host a number of dialogue groups for students who want to process with other students. Click here to request interpreting services.

Contact: Kathryn Cilano, Assistant Director for the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement

Click on the link below to register. All sessions are 30 minutes long. You will select a 30-minute block when you register on Campus Groups. 

Date(s) Time(s)
Nov. 10 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Nov. 12 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Nov. 13 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Nov. 16 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Nov. 18 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Nov. 19 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Spiritual Support: 

Spirituality and Religious Life is additional support for students in need of support following the election. Chaplains have advanced training in religion, theology, and spirituality. They are trained to listen, care, and have deep conversations about difficult topics in places where people are often stressed or distressed. Click here for more information about RIT's Chaplains. Students can also contact Spirituality and Religious Life to be connected to an ASL fluent Chaplain or local community resources for their religious tradition. 

Contact: Monica Sanford, Assistant Director for Spirituality and Religious Life 

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