Hofstra University Provides 'Trigger Warning' for Presidential Debate

ashley.rae | September 26, 2016
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Hofstra University has posted a “trigger warning” sign to warn students about the potentially disturbing content that may be discussed during Monday night’s presidential debate.

According to CBS New York reporter Tony Aiello, a sign inside of the student center at Hofstra reads, “Trigger warning: The event conducted just beyond this sign may contain triggering and/or sensitive material. Sexual violence, sexual assault, and abuse are some topics mentioned within this event. If you feel triggered, please know there are resources to help you.”

(Image source: Twitter)

The sign provides students with contact information for student counseling services, the Title IX coordinator, student advocacy and prevention, and the national sexual assault hotline.

Update: Aiello later tweeted a "clarification" the sign was by a MTV "Elect This" event.

A photo posted by BuzzFeed shows the sign moved to a different position next to a booth mentioning the presidential debate: