Emotions heighten and stressors multiply around election time. To help students manage their wellbeing, we have compiled a list of Duke resources that students can turn to before and after the elections.
Pre-Election Information, Resources, and Events
- Duke Votes: This site includes updated information for residents of Durham County, hours and directions to the early voting sites, and other useful data. The site also includes resources and events for understanding the electoral process and contextualizing the election.
- Duke is offering transportation options to make getting to voting sites easier.
- NC Board of Elections statement on the process and timing for counting of ballots
- November 2, 8:00-9:00 p.m.: Transforming the Vote, featuring Cornell William Brooks, former NAACP President and CEO, hosted by DUU Speakers and Stage
Post-Election Support Resources
Virtual Drop-in Hours with Graduate Student Affairs
Given the potential stress and anxiety from the election, the Office of Graduate Student Affairs will hold virtual drop-in hours on November 3-4 for Graduate School students who need someone to talk to as they process the outcome of the election.
Students can drop in at https://duke.zoom.us/j/97715353783 during these hours:
- November 3, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
- November 4: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
- November 4: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Post-Election Healing Space Series
The Center for Multicultural Affairs, Counseling and Psychological Services, Center for Muslim Life, Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Duke Wellness, International House, and Mary Lou Williams Center of Black Culture are collaborating on a Post-Election Healing Space Series–Cultivating Hope in Times of Uncertainty–to support Duke students on November 4-6. The series will cover the following topics:
- November 4, 7:00 p.m.: Community Processing: Reflecting on the 2020 Election
- November 5, 7:00 p.m.: The Art of Feeling: Expressing Ourselves
- November 6, 7:00 p.m.: Thriving > Surviving Fostering Self-Care & Empowerment Practices
RSVP for the series at bit.ly/3dzm4g.
- Blue Devils Care (free, 24/7 telehealth support)
- Counseling and Psychological Services
- DukeReach (when you need help but are not sure where to begin)
- International House: Support for international students
- Book some sanctuary time at Duke Chapel
- Virtual activities from the Student Wellness Center
Post-Election Events to Contextualize the Outcome
- November 4, 12:00 p.m.: “Morning after” assessment by Judith Kelley (dean of Sanford School of Public Policy) and Mac McCorkle (director of Duke's Center for Politics)
- November 4, 12:30 p.m.: Program on the economic and financial implications of the election results, sponsored by Fuqua School of Business
- November 10, 7:30 p.m.: DAA panel on “what happened and why”, featuring alumni journalists and political operatives
- November 12, 8:30 a.m.: Program on racial equity in post-election America sponsored by Office of Institutional Equity
- November 12, 7:00 p.m.: Program on government transition, sponsored by the Nicholas School of the Environment
- November 17, 12:30 p.m.: Post-election panel, sponsored by the Duke Law School
See the latest list of election-related Duke events at vote.duke.edu/events-and-dates/.