For months, we at the University Counseling Center (UCC) have witnessed the effects
of the current political climate on the mental health of our campus community. We
are keenly aware of the particular impact current discourse may have on members of
our community, including some of those who may identify as people of color, undocumented,
international students, Muslims, people with disabilities, and gender and sexual minorities.
If you are feeling marginalized for any reason we want you to know that we are here,
and we are committed to providing a space where you can be heard, seen, and supported.
We reaffirm our commitment to providing an accepting, compassionate, and supportive
environment for everyone no matter their identities or political affiliations.
We know that our experiences at the U have been deeply enriched and strengthened by
the cultural and intellectual diversity University of Utah students bring to our community.
We appreciate you, and your safety and security is of utmost importance. We want
those at the University of Utah and beyond to understand that UCC staff members stand
for cultural diversity, and that our center provides a sanctuary for dealing with
the fear, confusion, and uncertainty engendered by recent and ongoing political processes.