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Newsletter 04-14-2021

GSGA Newsletter

April 14, 2021

Hello SPH students!

GSGA nominations are over! Now it is time to vote, vote, vote for the next student leaders in the Graduate Student Government Association 2021-2022. Voting starts today April 14 and ends April 28! You may cast your vote here beginning today and follow us on Instagram to help spread the word and follow our voting campaign!

This week we will also host the Candidates’ Forum on Thursday, April 15 at 5:00pm. RSVP here to meet the next GSGA student leaders! 

See below a few reasons why SPH students should vote for the next GSGA student leaders:

➡️Your vote will help provide GSGA with a space to represent you (SPH students).

➡️Your vote will help GSGA provide students with funds for public health conferences, scholarships, and more!

➡️Your vote will help support SPH student clubs and continue to provide events for students

➡️ Your vote will help the GSGA newsletter stay active every Wednesday providing you with the latest!

➡️ Your vote will help provide gifts to graduating students

➡️Your vote will help with a lot more, especially when we get back on campus!

Vote here today and share with your classmates!


GSGA 2020-2021

Tomorrow: GSGA Candidates’ Forum 

Thursday, April 15 | 5:00 pm | RSVP here

This week you will get to meet the next GSGA 2021-2022 student leaders!

Panera Bread gift certificates will be provided to the first 30 students who register to attend the Candidates’ Forum!

Ranked Choice Voting | CUNY Votes

April 22nd, 6pm – 7pm | RSVP

GSGA, CUNY Votes, NYC Votes, COSDI, and several student organizations participating in the Peer to Peer Initiative are planning a Ranked Choice Voting training event open to the CUNY community. The presentation will be given by NYC Votes!

For more information, check out the CUNY VOTE 2021 Primary Election booklet!

Crisis Text Line

Text CUNY to 741741 for crisis support!

Upcoming CUNY Events

CUNY SPH Disability Awareness Month Events | RSVP

This inaugural series of events will bring together students, faculty, staff, and alumni to illuminate the challenges and opportunities for creating and sustaining a more accessible and supportive learning and working environment for all who study, work, and visit our campus. We will be hosting a panel, a webinar, and screening several films organized around the themes of Invisibility, Inclusion, and Intersectionality. These events are open to the entire SPH and CUNY communities and we hope you will join us for some or all of them.

Career Services

To view the SPH Career Services live calendar click here!


GSGA Student Awards

Apply for reimbursement when you pay out of pocket to attend virtual public health conferences! There are also GSGA awards for community service, professional development, and manuscripts. You can’t miss out on this. For more details, click here to check it out!

Wellness for Students 

Stress Management Support Group

Tuesdays from March 2 through May 11  |  5pm – 6pm  |  Virtual

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 813 2542 4718
Passcode: 540433

Email: Sherry.Adams@sph.cuny.edu

Crisis Text Line text: CUNY to 741741

Students for Racial Justice Support Group

Weekly on Wednesdays  |  5:00pm – 6:00pm  | RSVP

We acknowledge the emotional and social challenges of doing antiracism work while adjusting to the Covid-19 pandemic that has disproportionately impacted BIPOC. We name white supremacist terrorism as a threat to public health. Self-care is crucial as we engage in activism on the ground and/or from our homes. With great respect, we offer an open, weekly, virtual support group for CUNY SPH students promoting racial justice. The goal is mutual empowerment through sharing experiences and resources in a supportive environment where stress can be managed. If you would like more information please email Student Wellness Counselor Sherry Adams at sherry.adams@sph.cuny.edu.

Student Emergency Funds 

If you are a current CUNY SPH student-facing short-term financial hardship, we encourage you to submit an application to the Student Emergency Fund.

To access the application, you will need to log into SharePoint using your SPH login (sph\______) credentials.  Reach out to the HelpDesk@sph.cuny.edu if you require assistance with SharePoint.

Click here to apply.  Please note that applicants will be asked to submit supporting documentation to demonstrate financial need.

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