If you are looking for spaces to understand, process, or respond to the election, Washington University will offer a variety of post-election programming.  Offerings include faculty resources guides, mental health resources, academic analysis events, post-election dialogues, and identity-focused processing spaces and much more. Please read on to explore the variety of options and find resources that align with your interests and needs.

If you are offering or are aware of additional post-election resources not captured on this page, please reach out to Theresa Kouo, Assistant Director for Civic Engagement Education, at theresa.kouo@wustl.edu for your resource to be added to the page.

Washington University in St. Louis is a non-partisan, tax-exempt institution. The University is prohibited by law from engaging in the campaign of any candidate or political party. Individual students and student groups may engage in partisan activities, but they do not speak on behalf of the University. Listing of an event or activity herein does not constitute University sponsorship, support, or endorsement of any political candidate, political party, or political action committee.

Voter Experience Feedback

We would like to know more about your voting experience for the 2020 Election Season. Everyone who completes this form will be entered into a drawing to win one of (2) $100 gift cards. This feedback form will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Your responses will contribute to future WashU efforts to support student civic engagement.

Mental Health & Wellness Events

Election season can feel agonizing on top of the already intense and complex circumstances many of us are in right now.  How do you cope when so much is happening?  Conscious self-care during and after the election season concludes is essential.  Click below for more resources for faculty, staff, and students.

For Faculty
DateTimeHosted ByTopicRegisterAdditional Information
Nov. 210:00-10:30am CTHuman ResourcesElection Stress & Restoring Well-BeingRegister NowFlyer
Nov. 21:30-2:00pm CTHuman ResourcesElection Stress & Restoring Well-BeingRegister NowFlyer
Nov. 310:00-10:30am CTHuman ResourcesElection Stress & Restoring Well-BeingRegister NowFlyer
Nov. 410:00-10:30am CTHuman ResourcesElection Stress & Restoring Well-BeingRegister NowFlyer
Nov. 41:30-2:00pm CTHuman ResourcesElection Stress & Restoring Well-BeingRegister NowFlyer
Nov. 510:00-10:30am CTHuman ResourcesElection Stress & Restoring Well-BeingRegister NowFlyer
Nov. 610:00-10:30am CTHuman ResourcesElection Stress & Restoring Well-BeingRegister NowFlyer
Additional Human Resources Well-being Resources
·         COVID-19 Support
·         Employee Assistance Program
·         Mindfulness Sessions
·         UnitedHealth Behavioral Health

Covid-19 Support
EAP
Mindfulness
My UHC   
Flyer

For Staff

Date

Time

Hosted By

Topic

Register

Additional Information

Nov. 2

10:00-10:30am CT

Human Resources

Election Stress & Restoring Well-Being

Register Now

Flyer

Nov. 2

1:30-2:00pm CT

Human Resources

Election Stress & Restoring Well-Being

Register Now

Flyer

Nov. 3

10:00-10:30am CT

Human Resources

Election Stress & Restoring Well-Being

Register Now

Flyer

Nov. 4

10:00-10:30am CT

Human Resources

Election Stress & Restoring Well-Being

Register Now

Flyer

Nov. 4

1:30-2:00pm CT

Human Resources

Election Stress & Restoring Well-Being

Register Now

Flyer

Nov. 5

10:00-10:30am CT

Human Resources

Election Stress & Restoring Well-Being

Register Now

Flyer

Nov. 6

10:00-10:30am CT

Human Resources

Election Stress & Restoring Well-Being

Register Now

Flyer

Additional Human Resources Well-being Resources
·         COVID-19 Support
·         Employee Assistance Program
·         Mindfulness Sessions
·         UnitedHealth Behavioral Health

Covid-19 Support
EAP
Mindfulness
My UHC   
Flyer
For Students

Date

Time

Hosted By

Topic

Register

Additional Information

Nov. 2

8:00-9:30pm CT

Habif Health & Wellness Center

Let’s Talk Election Edition

Join Now

Flyer

Nov. 3

8:00-9:30pm CT

Habif Health & Wellness Center

Let’s Talk Election Edition

Join Now

Flyer

Nov. 4

7:00-8:00pm CT

Catholic Student Center

For the Healing of the Nation Prayer Service

More Information

Flyer

Nov. 4

8:00-9:30pm CT

Habif Health & Wellness Center

Let’s Talk Election Edition

Join Now

Flyer

Additional Habif Health & Wellness Center Resources
·         Counseling Center Referral Service
·         WashU 2020 Election Stress Kit
·         General Let’s Talk Sessions
·         Managing Uncertainty About Election Outcomes
·         Mental Health & Related Services at Wash U
·         National Therapist Database
RS Flyer
Stress Kit
LTS Flyer
EO Document
MHRS Flyer
NTD Flyer
Resources for School of Medicine Students
·         Mental Health
Mental Health Information

Facilitated Dialogues

Various WashU departments including the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement will be hosting facilitated spaces for faculty, staff, and students to process the election through deliberate dialogue.  Participants will have the opportunity to talk about the election while also listening to and learning from the perspectives of others.

For Faculty

Date

Time

Hosted By

Topic

Register

Additional Information

Nov. 4

11:30am-1:30pm CT

Sam Fox School Office of Socially Engaged Practice

The Day After November 3rd:

Reflecting on the Election

Register Now

Flyer

Nov. 4

3:00-3:30pm CT

Center for Teaching & Learning & Gephardt Institute 

Navigating Post-Election Conversations in the Classroom

Register Now

Flyer

Nov. 12

2:00-3:00pm CT

Academy for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

What Does it Mean to Be Here, Now?

Register Now

Flyer

Nov. 13

3:00 – 4:30 pm CT

Department of Arts & Sciences

After the Election:  Feminist and Queer Possibilities

Register Now

 

Dec. 3

2:00-3:00pm CT

Academy for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

What Does it Mean to Be Here, Now?

Register Now

Flyer

For Staff

Date

Time

Hosted By

Topic

Register

Additional Information

Nov. 4

11:30am-1:30pm CT

Sam Fox School Office of Socially Engaged Practice

The Day After November 3rd:

Reflecting on the Election

Register Now

Flyer

Nov. 12

2:00-3:00pm CT

Academy for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

What Does it Mean to Be Here, Now?

Register Now

Flyer

Nov. 13

3:00 – 4:30pm CT

Department of Arts & Sciences

After the Election:  Feminist and Queer Possibilities

Register Now

 

Dec. 3

2:00-3:00 pm CT

Academy for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

What Does it Mean to Be Here, Now?

Register Now

Flyer

For Students

Date

Time

Hosted By

Topic

Register

Additional Information

Nov. 4

11:30am-1:30pm CT

Sam Fox School Office of Socially Engaged Practice

The Day After November 3rd:  Reflecting on the Election

Register Now

Flyer

 

Nov. 5

4:00-5:00pm CT

Office for Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life

Coffee with Callista

Join Now

 

 

Nov. 5-13

TBD

Center for Diversity & Inclusion

Gathering Spaces: Debriefing Election 2020

Register Here

Flyer

Nov. 11

5:00pm CT

Gephardt Institute 

Deliberative Dialogue Post-Election

Register Now

 

Nov. 11

4:00-5:00pm CT

Office for Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life

Coffee with Callista

Join Now

 

 

Nov. 13

3:00 – 4:30pm CT

Department of Arts & Sciences

After the Election:  Feminist and Queer Possibilities

Register Now

 

Nov. 19

4:00-5:00pm CT

Office for Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life

Coffee with Callista

Join Now

 

 

Academic Events

Interested in learning more about the implications of the 2020 election?  Stay informed, engaged, and aware by participating in an upcoming workshop or seminar.

For Faculty

Date

Time

Hosted By

Topic

Register

Additional Information

Nov. 9

12:00pm CT

Weidenbaum Center

The 2020 Elections and the Next Turn in American Governance

Join the Event

Flyer

Nov. 10

4:00pm CT

Gephardt Institute 

Election Reflection: Lessons from the 2020 Election Experience

Register Now

 

Nov. 11

4:30-6:00pm CT

African & African American Studies

Black Bodies, Black Votes:  Post-Election Reflections Panel Discussion

Register Now

More Information

Nov. 23

9:00am CT

McDonnell International Scholars Academy

The Likely Trajectory of Global Governance after the U.S. Elections: A Comparative Perspective

Register Now

 
Dec. 16:00pm CTLatin American Studies ProgramHow Latino Voters Decide U.S. ElectionsRegister Now
For Staff

Date

Time

Hosted By

Topic

Register

Additional Information

Nov. 9

12:00pm CT

Weidenbaum Center

The 2020 Elections and the Next Turn in American Governance

Join the Event

Flyer

Nov. 10

4:00pm CT

Gephardt Institute 

Election Reflection: Lessons from the 2020 Election Experience

Register Now

 

Nov. 11

4:30-6:00pm CT

African & African American Studies

Black Bodies, Black Votes:  Post-Election Reflections Panel Discussion

Register Now

More Information

Nov. 23

9:00am CT

McDonnell International Scholars Academy

The Likely Trajectory of Global Governance after the U.S. Elections: A Comparative Perspective

Register Now

 
Dec. 16:00pm CTLatin American Studies ProgramHow Latino Voters Decide U.S. ElectionsRegister Now
For Students

Date

Time

Hosted By

Topic

Register

Additional Information

Nov. 9

12:00pm CT

Weidenbaum Center

The 2020 Elections and the Next Turn in American Governance

Join the Event

Flyer

Nov. 10

4:00pm CT

Gephardt Institute 

Election Reflection: Lessons from the 2020 Election Experience

Register Now

 

Nov. 11

4:30-6:00pm CT

African & African American Studies

Black Bodies, Black Votes:  Post-Election Reflections Panel Discussion

Register Now

More Information

Nov. 12

5:00-6:00pm CT

Office of International Students & Scholars

US Election 2020: What Comes Next?

Register Now

More Information

Nov. 23

9:00am CT

McDonnell International Scholars Academy

The Likely Trajectory of Global Governance after the U.S. Elections: A Comparative Perspective

Register Now

 
Dec. 16:00pm CTLatin American Studies ProgramHow Latino Voters Decide U.S. ElectionsRegister Now

Faculty Resources Box Folder

This Box folder includes all faculty voter engagement resources for both the pre- and post-election periods. The Box includes guidance for navigating post-election conversations in the classroom, national success stories from other universities, language to send your students at various points of the election process, and more.

Civic Education Resources

After the election, you may have procedural questions about what comes next. How does the Electoral College work? Why is my ballot taking so long to be counted? What’s the timeline for certifying elections? What conversations can I continue to have with peers. The following resources will navigate you through these questions and more. Included is a peer-to-peer discussion guide for students interested in continuing conversations in the post-election period.