The SACL "Get Out The Vote" Campaign is a series of programs and helpful information designed to encourage students to engage in the political process. This page is a launching point for students to explore the voting process and guide students in how they can participate in the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election. Sample programming includes easy-to-follow registration guides, guest-led speaker series, interactive educational sessions on social media literacy, and sparking healthy dialogue on how we can play an active role in shaping our government structures and policies.
Get Out The Vote Campaign - SACL Signature Event
The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life (SACL) is partnering with Ithaca's Student Governance Council (SGC) to deliver the programming initiative "IC Votes". The goal of IC Votes is to drive participation among the IC student body in November's 2020 General Election.
Here's where you come in!
We are looking for individuals and student organizations to join in this initiative and collaborate with us. If you have interest in becoming a part of this campaign, please reach out to us: firstname.lastname@example.org. We're all in this together so let's get out and vote!
Be sure to follow us on Instagram @icvotes for the latest updates and programming opportunities!
Social Media Literacy
Check out the following links for additional commentary surrounding social media and its impact on modern day elections.
This link provides students with a comprehensive resource guide centered around voting while in college.
This resource page, hosted by the Ithaca College Library, provides valuable information in a variety of different areas. Content within this page spans topics from governance structure, best practices for contacting political representatives, voter registration, and information gathering on political candidates.
Project Look Sharp is another Ithaca College resource centered around information gathering and media literacy.
Select programming will touch on topics pertinent to political elections.
Resource that educates on discerning fact from fiction and other media literacy techniques.
Recent article featured in TIME Magazine touching on social media and its powerful reach in the upcoming 2020 General Election.
Recent feature in NPR on social media usage and its impact on our democracy.
This web-based resource is a digital research platform linking together theory, methods, and practice for mapping media manipulation and disinformation campaigns.
We understand that the days surrounding an election can be very impactful both physically and especially mentally. Please visit some of these resources Ithaca College is offering to students to provide support during this uncertain time.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Join the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life the day after the election (November 4, 2020) as we offer the IC community space to process and reflect upon the 2020 election. We will hold space from 1 PM to 5 PM EDT on the hour and drop by share. Members from the ORSL team will be rotating in leading space throughout the day. To attend join us via this link. Every hour on the hour we’ll open up the space with a 5 minute centering practice.
Let’s Talk is a free service where Ithaca College students can check in via telehealth for an informal and confidential consultation with a CAPS counselor. The brief consultations will be available by phone or by Zoom. Let’s Talk will start the week of October 26th and will continue through Finals week from 12:00-2:00 PM Monday through Thursday.
Let’s Talk is informal and not intended to be a substitute for formal counseling and doesn’t constitute mental health treatment. To access a Let’s Talk consultation, just visit the CAPS Let’s Talk website at the above link. You will submit a brief online form using your IC Netpass. You can submit this form up to 24 hours ahead of the time you wish to setup the consultation.
Join this open group forum via zoom and find a safe and welcoming space to talk about how current events are impacting you, to give and receive support, and to share coping strategies and resources.
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Anxiety Toolbox is a confidential weekly group designed to help you better recognize, understand, and navigate through distressing symptoms. You will learn new skills and build on strategies towards coping and reducing distress. Some of the skills that will be taught and practiced: reframing unhelpful patterns of thinking, mindfulness & calming activities, social-emotional competence, breath work, progressive muscle relaxation and more!
Students do not need to be CAPS clients to attend. Click the group time to get access to the Zoom link or click the facilitator's name to send an email to get more information or sign up.
Additional Resources & Support
This service is available by phone anytime CAPS is closed: Monday through Friday 5:00 pm – 8:30 am, and 24 hours/day on weekends, holidays, and during campus closures. Faculty, staff, and family members can also use this service if they have concerns about an IC student and are seeking guidance. The After-Hours On-Call Counselor can be reached by dialing the CAPS main phone number (607-274-3136) and following the prompt to connect with a counselor immediately.
Please complete an ICare referral if you or a fellow student are experiencing distress or engaging in concerning behaviors. A staff member will review the information within 72 hours and take appropriate action to connect the student of concern to appropriate support and resources.
October 20 - 7:00-8:30 PM EST
Join Executive Director for Student Equity and Belonging and Director for Religious and Spiritual Life, Hierald Osorto in a conversation with Valarie Kaur, renowned Sikh racial justice activist, civil rights lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, educator, founder of the Revolutionary Love Project, and author of the new book See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love. Together we’ll explore: How do we labor for the world we want when the labor feels endless?
October 22 - 5:00 PM EST
"What's Jewish About Voting?" - Conversation With New York State 74th District Assembly Rep. Harvey Epstein '89
Join Hillel students in an interview and Q & A session with Assemblyman Harvey Epstein '89. Harvey Epstein is the member of the New York State Assembly from the 74th district, which consists parts of the Lower East Side, East Village, and Midtown East neighborhoods of Manhattan. During his time as a student, AM Epstein served as SGC President, as well as a committed social justice activist. His path to civic engagement is deeply tied to his Jewish identity- which still informs his work today. Hillel student leaders Lucy Calderon and Isaac Schneider will engage AM Epstein in a talk about his time at Ithaca College, his career as a public servant, and his perspective on how civic engagement and repairing the world are critical.
For Students & Staff