ELECTION ENGAGEMENT: Resources & Support

Oct. 28, 2020

Dear Anteater Community,

In less than a week, the country will be deciding on their choices for leadership, from the president of the United States to local representatives. We want to echo the many voices within the campus community encouraging all of you to engage in our local and national democratic process. Whether you are campaigning for a particular candidate, advocating for a ballot measure, or doing your part to make sure that people get out the vote, we are proud of your efforts to make your voices heard.

The election has prompted much discussion on campus concerning the best path forward for the country. Promoting careful reflection together is part of the mission of the University. As an Anteater community we embrace the principles of free speech and respect for one another, and recognize the opportunity to learn through critical inquiry and self-examination.

This election is occurring during a global pandemic and there can be a certain amount of stress and discomfort navigating daily life inside and outside of the classroom. We encourage you to visit the UCI Counseling Center’s resources for Coping with Election Stress.

For information on election resources on campus such as ballot drop box locations and the campus vote center, visit the UCI Community & Government Relations Advocacy site.


Willie L. Banks Jr., Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor
Student Affairs

Gillian Hayes, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Dean of the Graduate Division

Michael Dennin, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education

Jeffrey A. Barrett, Ph.D.
Academic Senate Chair