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Black Lives Matter

After witnessing the murder of George Floyd and observing the way our country is struggling to respond to the realities of current/historic police brutality and systemic racism, it can be hard to manage the many layers of emotion. Rage. Grief. Helplessness. Hopelessness. Numbness. Pain. And other feelings. This moment has been repeated over and over and over again and it can be overwhelming. If you are experiencing any of these, you are not alone. 

We at CAPS are here for you. To talk, to vent, to hold a safe space for whatever you need to experience right now.  We support and encourage a campus dialogue about social justice, race, oppression, and how the IC Community can support each and every member at the present time. We support the statements from Bill Kerry at the Office of Public Safety and from IC President Shirley Collado, and CAPS will gladly be a part of the continuing conversation.

If you, as an IC student, need or want to talk to a counselor about what you are feeling and experiencing, please reach out to us at 607-274-3136. 

Please stay safe.

                                           With Love and Support,

                                           The Staff at the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services

Land Acknowledgment

At Ithaca College, we inhabit the homelands of the Cayuga people and Haudenosaunee Confederacy. These are stolen lands, still occupied due to expropriation, violence, and deceptive and broken treaties. Our work at CAPS is aligned with naming truths, reclaiming innate wholeness, and holding the complexity of our humanity. We make this acknowledgment in support of truth-telling, as a step toward dismantling the ongoing legacies of settler colonialism, and as a commitment to social justice. As members of the Ithaca College community, it is our right and responsibility to know and name—metaphorically and literally—where we stand. True healing is the unsettling, brave work of honesty and repair.