Become a Student Ambassador to Help Keep Our Community Healthy

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Dear Students,

I am writing to share an exciting opportunity to become a Student Ambassador to help keep our community healthy during COVID-19. But first, please accept my gratitude for your thoughtfulness and care during this pandemic. Your health and safety, and that of all our community members, is a top priority at Columbia. Given the reality of COVID-19 and all of its social impacts, it is crucial that we fully embrace our community citizenship values and that we look out for each other, including our neighbors in New York City and around the world. Our individual actions are important to our collective well-being.

So, what does being an Ambassador in this initiative mean? Student Ambassadors will receive specialized training about the Columbia Community Health Compact, COVID-19 prevention and bystander intervention methods, along with the opportunity to engage with campus experts. They will also participate in resource development, programs and peer-to-peer support and education, and our upcoming Keep Our Community Healthy marketing campaign.

Complete this short form to share your interest in being an ambassador. We’ll contact you next week about a one-time virtual training session developed to best support you as an ambassador.

Again, my sincere gratitude to you all. Please know that your dedication to upholding the Columbia Community Health Compact will make a difference in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping you and those you engage with healthy.

I know that this is not always easy and that you’ve all had to make significant adjustments to your daily lives. We’re grateful for your cooperation and your commitment to the Compact and our community. I, too, have struggled at times. As an extrovert who lives alone, not being able to visit family and friends has been difficult. However, I understand the importance of following expert guidance. Thank you for doing your part.

As a reminder, please let us know your intention to be on campus by filling out the registration form that you have received from Columbia Health. All students must complete the form on or before Aug. 9, 2020, even if you do not intend to be on campus during the Fall 2020 term.

Please know we are here to help, so don’t hesitate to contact us at universitylife@columbia.edu.

Take good care,
 

Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.
Preferred Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His
Vice President for Student Affairs
Office of University Life

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