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GSGA Newsletter 10.27.2022

GSGA Newsletter

October 27, 2022

Hello SPH Students,

We hope that you are having a lovely October and making the most out of these brisk autumn days. Believe it or not, we are now at the halfway point of the semester! Kudos for your hard work and accomplishments, and for making it thus far.

There are now only 12 days left until Election Day (Tuesday November 8th). Early voting in New York City is from Saturday October 29th through Sunday November 6th, and you can find your poll site here. If you’re located in another state, you can find your polling place by state here. This is your chance to vote for the change you want to see. 

Happy Halloween! 


Your 2022-2023 GSGA

Fall 2022 GSGA Student Survey

We want to make your experience at SPH better!

Please help us by responding to the Fall 2022 GSGA Student Survey.

Your responses will help us address the needs of our SPH community and best serve students. We value your input and appreciate your insights as to how we can make improvements. 

GSGA Awards – Deadline November 1st!

The GSGA awards are designed to support students with the costs of community service events, conferences, workshops, and publications. They can also be used for 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

SPH Events

National Stress Awareness Day

Wednesday November 2  |  3:00 PM – 4:00 PM  |  RSVP

How can you more effectively manage and reduce stress, prioritize self-care, and engage in healthy activities? What does well-being and mental health mean to you? Engage in a discussion with your peers and learn more about resources that can help provide you with support. 

A demo will be provided by Lee Swain of Togetherall, a safe, anonymous, online peer community monitored by licensed and registered mental health practitioners where you can connect with others, share your thoughts, and be heard. Togetherall has partnered with CUNY to provide 24/7 access to all CUNY students, and you can sign up at any time. 

A stress reduction workshop will also be offered. Details TBA.

Student Office Hours with Dr. Dave Chokshi

Tuesday November 1  |  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  | On Campus

The Office of Career Services invites you to join CUNY SPH Senior Scholar Dr. Dave Chokshi for in-person office hours. Stop by to meet Dr. Chokshi, learn about his work, advocacy, and leadership, and discuss your academic and professional pursuits.

In order to attend, please fill out this Google form and carefully review the confirmation message.  

Wellness Events

LGBTQIA+ Student Support Group

Thursday October 27  |  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, November 2  |  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.

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.


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