Several Vassar political organizations, including the Students Activist Union and the Forum for Political Philosophy, held a meeting with the student body to discuss the re-election of George W. Bush and began planning continued student activism at Vassar under his presidency. The invite email stated called on students to “channel [their] frustration, fear and anger at the election and our government’s policies into creative, effective responses.” The moderators of the event did acknowledge though that students would bring a varying range of opinions on the election and future activism and sought to make the space open for a multitude of reactions and ideas.