This page is designed to provide supportive and inclusive resources, initiatives, and efforts before and after the election.
Engaging in the election process is an important aspect of civic engagement. Every election offers an opportunity to highlight UNL’s commitment to democratic and civic participation as a vital component of a research institution. We encourage a visit to Husker Vote Coalition, a collaborative effort led by the Office of Student Affairs, for additional information on opportunities to participate more thoroughly in the civic engagement processes.
Many campus partners offer election specific services and resources that include strategies for navigating difficult conversations and interactions, tips for ongoing self-care and mental wellness, and collaborative campus efforts designed to provide ongoing support following the conclusion of the fall semester.
This page will be updated accordingly, please visit our event calendar for opportunities pre-election and post-election to remain engaged.
Campus Services and Initiatives
Serve as a Vote Ambassador - As a part of their role vote ambassadors are deputized by Lancaster County to register people to vote in upcoming elections. Sign up to serve as a Vote Ambassador for the Nov. 8 general election in Nebraska.
FAQs about the 2022 NE Elections - Frequently asked questions about the 2022 primary and general elections in Nebraska. Nebraska will hold three elections in 2022 - a primary election on May 10, a special election on June 28 and a general election on Nov. 8.
Counseling and Psychological Services: Therapy and Support Groups - Groups provide an opportunity to work through a variety of concerns within a person’s life while receiving support, gaining insight, learning, and practicing new behaviors, and increasing self-esteem.
Discrimination and Harassment Policies - Institutional Equity and Compliance investigates allegations of illegal discrimination and harassment related to university programs.
Human Resources: Health and Wellness - Offers convenient, quality health care services to university faculty and staff members.
Peace and Civility Project - The UNL Peace + Civility Project aims to promote civility across the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Specifically, promoting the core values of civil interactions by encouraging dialogue across the university.
Dish it Up – Every Tuesday | 12:00 PM | OASIS Lounge
Dish it Up offers a safe and engaging space for UNL faculty, staff, and students to participate in meaningful and informative dialogue, providing a forum for participants to share their personal views, learn from others and engage in civil discussions.
CAS Inquire: Making Polarization Work for You: A Politician’s Survival Guide – January 24 | Swanson Auditorium & Zoom
This lecture by Geoff Lorenz, assistant professor of Political Science, examines the strategies these political elites use to survive and thrive, and sometimes even govern effectively, in an era of partisan polarization. Along the way, we’ll learn how political scientists get reliable data about actors whose job depends on their ability to spin, sell, and self-promote.
CAS Inquire: In Search of Reconciliation on American’s Stolen Land – February 21 | Swanson Auditorium & Zoom
Many Americans long to face up to the painful truths of our histories. They have a hunger for healing and reconciliation and are taking part in a rising social movement to reckon with and make amends for our haunted past. This presentation focuses on Indigenous people and settlers who are working together to grapple with and overcome histories of violent dispossession.
CAS Inquire: Panel Discussion – March 28 | Swanson Auditorium & Zoom
The CAS Inquire panel, featuring the five speakers from this year’s theme of “Searching for Common Ground in a Polarized World,” convenes to discuss and answer questions from the audience.
Post-Election Support Resources – The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity offers a wide range of strategies for classroom dynamics, addressing incivility, group discussions, and self-care.
Teaching in Response to the Election – Vanderbilt University’s prepared guide offers a variety of teaching topics with summaries of best practices, links to other online resources, and information.
The Election is Over... Now What? - The Anti-Defamation League offers a guide for educators to continue the conversation about the election by engaging students in a civil discussion.
9 Ways to Teach about the Election: A Social Justice Approach - The Anti-Defamation League provides ideas for teaching about the election with a focus on social justice issues.
5 Ways to Manage Politically Induced Stress – The University of Michigan Health News provides strategies for how to be mindful of depression and anxiety symptoms around this topic.
Building your Facilitator Tool Box: Honing dialogue skills to navigate pre- and post-election tensions – Princeton University offers this recorded program featuring Erica Dugué, Princeton University, Roger Fisher, University of Michigan, and Libby Roderick, University of Alaska, in conversation about tools that can be used to set up pre- and post- election conversations.