Dear UCLA Community,

Thank you for visiting our 2020 Election webpage. The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and campus partners have put together this resource hub featuring all election-related information and UCLA events to help keep you informed. As we navigate a contentious election season, it is important for all of us to reaffirm our shared Bruin values of treating each other with respect and dignity.

Because we know that these uncertain times can be particularly challenging, we have also included a number of wellness resources for students, staff, and faculty.

For all faculty looking for guidance on how to provide accommodations for students who need it related to the election, please consult our partners:

For general guidance on how to address the election in the classroom, please review our recent guidance document: Guide to Supporting Teaching Through the Election and in Difficult Circumstances (PDF).

We will continue to update this page as more resources become available. If you know of a valuable resource that we have overlooked, please let us know at rklibaner@equity.ucla.edu.

In the meantime, know that we are here and that we are listening. Please reach out to us anytime at WeListen@equity.ucla.edu.

last updated 2020 11 04

Election-Related Events @ UCLA

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Reflection Spaces

  • Every Wednesday, starting Nov. 4 through Dec. 9Student Community Election Reflection Spaces (hosted by Student Affairs, Zoom ID for All Sessions: 919 1041 8868)
    • Please note: there will be no Reflection Space held on Wednesday, Nov. 11 due to the Veterans Day holiday
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4 and Thursdays, Nov. 12 and Nov. 19 ➡ Reflection Spaces for Undocumented Students (hosted by the Undocumented Students Program and IDEAS, please contact Nikita Gupta and Kei Takahashi for more information)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 1:00 pm PTReflection Space for Black Faculty, Staff, and Students (hosted by Black Bruins, please contact Jasmine Tilghman for more information)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 4:30 pm PTReflection Space for Graduate Student TA’s (hosted by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), RSVP)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 pm PTThe RISE Center Reflection Space for graduate students and families, and students with dependents who live in University Apartments South – Harmony at Home (hosted by the RISE Center, please contact Brittany Pannell for more information)
  • Thursday, Nov. 5 at 5:00 pm PTLGBTQ+ Election Community Circles (hosted by LGBT Campus Resource Center, RSVP)
  • Thursday, Nov. 5 at 6:00 pm PTPost-Election Grounding Space (hosted by Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC), Zoom Link)
  • Thursday, Nov. 5 at 6:00 pm PTReflection Space for International Students (hosted by the Dashew Center and The International InstituteRegistration Link)
  • Friday, Nov. 13 at 12:00 pm PT ➡ Reflection Space for Undocumented Students (hosted by Café 580, please contact Nikita Gupta and Kei Takahashi for more information)
  • EDI has some resources for hosting your own reflection spaces, and you can find more information from the workshop session that we held at the following link: “Building and Facilitating Reflective Spaces”
    • A recording of this session are available upon request. Please e-mail rklibaner@equity.ucla.edu if you would be interested in copies of those materials.
  • If you are in need of spiritual care and/or support during this time, UCLA’s interfaith partners at the University Religious Conference are accessible and available to speak with students during and following the election. They can be reached at the following links: http://www.urcatucla.com/directors/ and https://www.campuslife.ucla.edu/programs-services/religious#ucla
  • If you want to promote any election debriefing space(s) you are hosting more publicly, please fill out this form: https://sa.ucla.edu/Forms/p/9sRx4. Filling out this form will allow Karen Hedges to post your space on the Bruins Vote website under the calendar tab. Please e-mail Karen Hedges (khedges@saonet.ucla.edu) if you have any questions.

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Election Resources

UCLA Newsroom: Election 2020 Resource Page

Please visit the following official UCLA webpage for the latest updates, frequent communications, messages from campus leadership, and transparency about UCLA’s resources for our community as well as facts about the election process:

Voting Information

For more details on voting, ballot drop box locations,  safety options, and other questions or concerns surrounding the voting process in UCLA and Los Angeles county, please see the following helpful links:

Wellness and Services

To help connect community members with UCLA wellness resources for staff, students, and faculty – some specific to the election – we invite you to take look at the following options:

Faculty and Teaching Resources

For faculty looking for guidance on inclusive teaching and increased zoom security, we offer the following resources:

Social Justice and Anti-Racism Resources

If you would like to learn more about UCLA’s commitment to rise to the challenge in terms of anti-racism, consult resources for dealing with racial trauma, or further educate yourself on any of these concepts, please consult the following:

Freedom of Speech Resources

The following resources provide guidance on campus issues related to free speech, academic freedom, and how to handle hateful expression and classroom disruptions:

Incident Reporting

UCLA is committed to maintaining an equal learning and working environment for all. If you have experienced or witnessed acts of discrimination, we have put together an easy guide to help you find the appropriate office and contact information. Please visit the following page: