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GSGA Newsletter 10.11.2022

GSGA Newsletter

October 11, 2022

Hello SPH students,

We hope that you are having an enjoyable Fall 2022 semester and getting into the swing of things while staying nice and warm! 

We are pleased to introduce your 2022-2023 Graduate Student Government Association leaders. While some of us are returning, and others are new, all of us are tremendously proud to represent the CUNY SPH student body. You can learn more about each of us here.

GSGA Leadership

President: Doris Chiu

Vice-President: Zaire Ali

Treasurer: Natalie Echavarria

Communications Officer: Tess E. Baldwin

Masters Senators: Gregory Klimaytis, Cara Kraus-Perrotta

Doctoral Senators: Amena El-Harakeh and Shari Jardine

Advanced Certificate Senator: TBD

If you are an Advanced Certificate student interested in serving, please send an email to us at GSGA@sphmail.cuny.edu


Your 2022-2023 GSGA

CUNY Votes

Election Day 2022 is less than a month away, and the deadline to register to vote is this week on Friday October 14th!

New York State Voter Registration Form

A personalized voter registration form is available through your CUNYFirst account. You can mail it yourself – you don’t even need a stamp!

You can also pick up a voter registration form on campus or at campus events like the Student Resource Fair. 

Register to Vote Online (with a NYS DMV-issued ID)

Absentee Voting Info

Check your Voter Registration status

CUNY How-To Guide for Voting

Find your Poll Site (NYC)

Find your Poll Site and Voter Registration (New York State)

Who is Eligible to Vote? (State regulations) 

GSGA Awards


The GSGA offers several awards for students. These awards are designed to support students with the costs of community service events, conferences, workshops, and publications, as well as professional growth and development opportunities that students may want to pursue. 

The 2022 awards include: 

  • Manuscript Publication Award
  • Community Service Award
  • Conference Award
  • Professional Growth Award

All applications must be received by November 1st, 2022 at 11:59 PM.

Please see the GSGA website for the budget form and applications. 

If you have any questions, you can email GSGA@sphmail.cuny.edu

Student Resource Fair: Spotlight on Student Life

Tuesday October 11  |  5:00 PM – 8:00 PM  |  7th Floor Lobby

Tuesday October 11  |  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM  |  Virtual drop-in

Stop by the 7th Floor Lobby (outside Room 708) or connect with us virtually to learn more about our student clubs and the GSGA, meet your fellow classmates, and hear about how you can get the most out of student life at SPH. 

Light snacks, gift bags, and other fun surprises will be available during our on-campus tabling events and all online participants will receive Panera Bread gift certificates. 

Wellness Events

LGBTQIA+ Student Support Group


Thursday, October 13  |  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  |  RSVP

The Office of Counseling and Wellness Services is holding an LGBTQIA+ Student Support Group every Thursday at 6 PM (except November 24th). 

This group is for students interested in discussing sexuality, gender identity and a sense of self, and who are looking for solidarity and camaraderie within the LGBTQIA+ community. A safe and affirming space will be provided for students to speak openly about their experiences, promote their overall well-being, and offer support for each other.

Healthy Boundaries Setting Webinar


Wednesday, October 12  |  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  | RSVP

What can you do to set healthy boundaries? This webinar will provide students with the tools to set healthy boundaries, both with themselves and with others. Join in to discuss self-care decisions, promote assertive communication, and explore strategies for managing complicated interpersonal dynamics.

Sessions will be held every Wednesday at 6 PM through November 2nd.

A full list of SPH events can be accessed here.

Keep an eye out for updates as more events are added – you can also view up and coming events and public health news on our Twitter and Instagram pages, and join our private student group on Facebook.


 GSGA Facebook Group

 GSGA Instagram

 GSGA Twitter

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