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GSGA Newsletter 01.30.2024

GSGA Newsletter

January 30, 2024

Dear CUNY SPH community,

Welcome back and happy new year!

We would like to send our best wishes to each and every member of our amazing CUNY SPH family as we approach the start of a brand-new year. We hope that you are doing well, feeling upbeat, and enjoying the excitement that comes with starting a new semester.

We are delighted to share with you the details of a number of great events we have planned for the upcoming year! We hope you can join us! Our community is alive and dynamic because of your presence, and we are looking forward to making memories that will last a lifetime together.

We hope that the upcoming year is full of happiness, prosperity, and amazing possibilities. We are wishing you a successful and joyful 2024!


Your 2023 – 2024 GSGA

Welcome New Students!

It gives us great pleasure to welcome you to the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy community. Your distinct abilities and thoughts are a great asset to our active academic community. Prepare yourself for a rewarding journey of discovery and development. Cheers to an amazing semester!

Please access this link to visit the Student Life page. You will be able to learn how to access all the information and student services available across CUNY SPH.

Back to School Social

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Time: 5 PM – 7 Pm


Virtual registration: Registration Link

In-person registration – Registration Link

Please join us at the Back-To-School Social! This event promises an exciting opportunity for students to reconnect with both faculty and fellow classmates. Set against the backdrop of a vibrant atmosphere, the event offers a perfect blend of socializing and networking. Attendees can enjoy a variety of delectable refreshments, while fostering a relaxed and enjoyable environment. The highlight of the evening includes a dynamic Q&A session, providing students with the chance to engage directly with faculty members and learn more about their scholarship and passion that drives it. Moreover, representatives from various student clubs will be present, offering insights into student activities and encouraging students to explore new interests. This Back-To-School Social not only nourishes the academic spirit but also cultivates a sense of community and collaboration within the student body.

We hope to see you there!!

Seeking Nominees for GSGA and GC

Wondering how to get involved in student government? Beginning in March 2024, the CUNY SPH and the Graduate Student Government Association will be seeking nominations for student representatives to serve for the 2024-2025 academic year for the following:

  • Graduate Student Government Association (GSGA)
  • CUNY SPH Governance Council (GC) (7 GC representatives and 2 alternates)
  • SPH Committee for Equity and Inclusion (2 CEI representatives)
  • CUNY SPH Faculty-Student Disciplinary Committee (2 FSDC representatives)

Student representation on the GSGA, GC, CEI and FSDC is critical to ensuring student priorities and needs are being met.


All matriculated students in good standing are eligible to be nominated and elected to serve for 1-year terms, renewal up to 3 years. Students can be nominated and elected to serve on more than one body (GSGA, GC, FSDC) or Committee. All nominees should be planning to enroll in both the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters. Students planning to graduate in Fall 2024 are not eligible to be nominated.

Stay tuned for the Call for Nominations in March. Direct any questions regarding nominations for student leadership positions at SPH to StudentLife@sph.cuny.edu.

Belle Zeller Scholarship Fund

Wishing you a Happy New Year from

The Belle Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund!

Kindly remember The Fund is

currently accepting submissions for Fall 2024.

Your students can access the applications at www.bellezeller.org.

Please take note of the February 29, 2024, deadline and

share the word with your faculty and students.

Thank you!

Narcan Trainings at SPH

Join us for an in-person event at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy! The Harlem Health Initiative is hosting a Narcan Training with the NYC DOHMH to educate and empower the community. Learn how to administer Narcan, a life-saving medication that can reverse opioid overdoses. Attendees will receive a Narcan bag and test strips for Xylazine (Tranq) & Fentanyl. This event is open to all and aims to increase awareness and preparedness. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference and save lives!

Two available sessions on February 7, 2024 @ 10 AM & 3 PM

Register here: https://HHI-narcan-training.eventbrite.com

NYS Open Meetings Law

Pursuant to the New York State Open Meetings Law, SPH students and members of the public have the right to attend meetings of the Graduate Student Government Association without voice. We will be holding our next meeting on February 15, 2024.

Should you like to attend this meeting and observe, you may do so. Our meetings are currently being held virtually, so if you would like to sit in on one of these meetings send an email to gsga@sphmail.cuny.edu at least 24 hours before the time of the meeting and we will send the Zoom link.

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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