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GSGA Newsletter 12.02.2021

GSGA Newsletter

December 02, 2021

Hello SPH students,

We hope you had a wonderful and refreshing holiday weekend. Now it is time to prepare yourself for the final class projects. Get it done as early as you can and embrace the well-deserved break following the semester.

We had incredible responses from the recent survey we sent out. Based on that, 50% of students said they were interested in receiving a Beanie as a welcome gift from the GSGA, 16.7% would like to have stickers, candles, and pens. We are working on that to send out the gifts as soon as possible. Don’t forget to update your mailing address in CUNYfirst if you have moved! If you haven’t filled out this survey yet, you can still express your opinion here.


GSGA 2021-2022

Check below for student training, scholarships, opportunities, and upcoming events!

SPH Doctoral Student Survey

Calling all SPH doctoral students! Please take this confidential, 5-minute survey about your experiences as a doctoral student, including current employment status, student funding, and health insurance coverage.

The data will be used by a team of your fellow CUNY SPH doctoral students to better understand and advocate for our needs.

For any questions, contact Emilia.Vignola45@sphmail.cuny.edu.


SPH Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights & Justice Club

RSVP | Friday, December 10, 2021 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Laurie Roberts is the executive director of Yellowhammer Fund, an abortion fund and reproductive justice organization in Alabama, and has decades of experience in sexual and reproductive health education and advocacy. In light of current events currently threatening Roe v. Wade, join us to discuss the basics of reproductive justice and the intersection of comprehensive sex education, abortion, and healthy pregnancy. #SexEducation #Sex #Inclussion #relationships #gender #education #sexuality #consent

Have you looked into joining an SPH student club or starting your own? Click here to find out more on how to get involved while earning your degree. 


Writing Assistance

CUNY SPH provides one-on-one consultation for all current CUNY SPH students, assisting with the various stages and strategies of the writing process. From brainstorm to final proof, from macrostructures to mechanics, from analysis to rhetoric, we’re here to help you craft intelligible, exhaustive, and compelling work. Book an appointment online now!

Quantitative Tutoring

CUNY SPH offers students access to quantitative tutoring services to provide students a more substantial basis for, and understanding applied statistical concepts, report generation, and interpretation of results. Such services cover but are not limited to R, SAS, and SPSS programming, model building, hypothesis testing, statistical regression, and data visualization. Book an appointment online now!


Career Services

To view the SPH Career Services live calendar, click here!

Required Fieldwork Orientation Sessions for Summer 2022 FieldworkVarious Dates and Times  |  Virtual  | Register

Are you interested in speaking with a Career Coach? 

Schedule a 1:1 Career Coaching appointment with the Office of Career Services. Book an appointment online now!

Student Wellness Services

The CUNY SPH Counseling and Wellness Center provides free and confidential counseling, webinars and offers a place for students to come together and support each other.

Hours of remote operation:

Mondays 10 AM – 7:30 PM
Tuesdays 10 AM – 8:30 PM
Wednesdays 10 AM – 7:30 PM
Thursdays 10 AM – 6:30 PM
Fridays CLOSED

To schedule a counseling appointment, e-mail: Sherry.Adams@sph.cuny.edu and learn about upcoming Wellness events here. Upcoming student support groups appear below.

Crisis Text Line


Talkspace for international and out-of-state students

  • CUNY has partnered with Talkspace to offer international and out-of-state students online messaging therapy (at no cost).
  • Register for Talkspacehere and enter code: CUNY2021.

Student Emergency Fund

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 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.


Care for the homeless: Helpless or Hopeful?

RSVP |Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Join us for a webinar on homelessness and mental illness in New York City. The focus will be on the state of homelessness in NYC and a systems approach to this crisis.

The learning objectives of this webinar are to:

1. Define homelessness
2. Understand epidemiology of mental illness and homelessness in New York
3. Comprehend factors contributing to homelessness
4. Learn about morbidities of homelessness
5. Use clinical and systems approaches

The webinar will be followed by a discussion/Q&A session.



RSVP | Monday, December 6 |  5 PM |  Roosevelt House, 47-49 East 65th Street

The LGBTQ Policy Center at Roosevelt House invites you to attend: A NEW PUBLIC PROGRAM PRESENTED IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM

Continuing the first full season of public events at the Roosevelt House LGBTQ Policy Center under the leadership of its new Director, Erin Mayo-Adam, we are pleased to present a panel discussion on the successful effort to repeal New York State’s “Walking While Trans” law. Through a conversation with leading policymakers, attorneys, and activists, this event will examine how a powerful policy coalition came together to advance the law’s repeal and look ahead to future LGBTQ+ policy campaigns aimed at reducing mass incarceration in New York.

In February of 2021, New York repealed the anti-loitering law commonly known as “Walking While Trans,” which, according to its critics, was used by law enforcement to harass and arrest trans people. Culminating years of grassroots activism led by trans people of color, the repeal is part of an ongoing fight to reform the police system and reduce the criminalization of New York’s queer and trans communities.


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