Post-Election Message

November 09, 2016

The results of the 2016 national election have been confirmed.  Many of us are negatively impacted by the results of the election. Students, staff, and faculty may be feeling scared, angry, threatened, discouraged, and fearful about what the future holds for us.     People of color, women, queer folks, trans students, immigrants, undocumented students, people with disabilities, and sexual assault survivors may have felt mocked, scorned, and attacked; and many UCSC students face continual oppression and violence.   Adding to the struggle, you may find that others do not share your same reactions.  Student Health Services, including the Health Center, CAPS, SHOP, and CARE stand in solidarity with those facing oppression and violence.

We are here for you.  We are here to listen and support you as our nation works through this election transition.  We treat everyone respectfully regardless of differing viewpoints.  If you are struggling with the personal impact of the election, the tone of the national discussions; or if you are experiencing negative treatment, threats or more subtle forms of oppression because of your race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, country of origin or other aspect of your identity, we are here for you. 

We are here to provide support and care to all of the UCSC students for both your health and mental health concerns.