Office of Student Life

Welcome to Student Life at CUNY SPH!

In the Office of Student Life at CUNY SPH, we aim to provide an opportunity for students to engage with the CUNY SPH community. Student Life is proud to be the center of information and resources for the CUNY SPH student community! We make it our mission to help you access all the information and services that are available across CUNY SPH.

The Office of Student Life encourages CUNY SPH students to become familiar with programs and services designed to enhance the graduate student experience at CUNY SPH. Alongside academic studies in the classroom, CUNY SPH students have many out-of-class opportunities to engage peers and persons with diverse cultural experiences, examine new philosophies, develop new interests and skills and prepare for active participation in a rapidly changing global society.

Your Student Life Coordinator

James Warren from Student LifeMeet James Warren! James is a vibrant and creative professional who has worked in Student Affairs for over 15 years. Born and raised in Hartford CT, along with a huge family, he enjoys and treasures a strong sense of family and community.

With a variety of talents and gifts, James has a deep passion for social justice, equity and inclusion. His work is dedicated to creating experiences and spaces that are brave, inviting, positive and impactful.

For more information/inquiries about Student Life, please contact

Featured Event

Food Pantries

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CUNY campuses have food pantries that provide healthy food and connect students to other sources of emergency food assistance. For more information about campus food pantries, please check out Healthy CUNY, a university-wide initiative that seeks to ensure that all CUNY students can reach their full health and academic potential.

FAQs & Directory

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Current students – do you have questions about classes, wellness, employment, administrative information or connecting with classmates on campus? Check out our FAQ section here, and for whom to contact for what, check out our directory here.


Latte Lounge

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The Latte Lounge is located on the 5th floor. Students are able to partake in complimentary coffee/tea/cocoa, sponsored by the Graduate Student Government Association. The lounge is also furnished with a microwave and refrigerator for students to store and heat up food they may bring to eat during their nightly class breaks.


Student Discounts

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CUNY SPH students can access a wide variety of discounts across CUNY campuses and the city at an array of galleries, museums, and performance stages. Check the CUNY events calendar here or visit campus websites below for select venues and/or a detailed schedule of events.


Some general tips on accessing student discounts:

  1. Always have your student ID available or carry your card with you.
  2. Always ask if a vendor or venue offers student discounts.
  3. Remember to use your student discount (at the checkout line).
  4. Remember to use your student discount when shopping online.
  5. Remember to use your student discount while traveling.

Arts & Culture 

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  • New York Public Library
    Students are eligible for a New York Public Library (NYPL) card if you live, work or attend school in NYC. In addition to accessing books, a NY Public Library Card may also get you free entry into some museums and events.  For more information and/or to apply for a NY Public Library card visit the link here.
  • Signature Theater: Signature’s Student Membership is a new initiative dedicated to providing access to students from grade school through graduate school and beyond. Memberships are free to sign up, and members will receive a host of Student Member benefits including:
    • $20 student tickets and $30 guest tickets for all Signature productions
    • Advanced booking for special Student Nights for each production
    • Access to student-centered special events including artist talks, masterclasses, backstage tours and more!
    • A discount at Signature’s café and bookstore

    More information can be found on their website, and students can sign up here.


Best Buy Student Deals


Retail store student discounts [require valid student ID or email address].

Sports & Fitness

New York Sports Club offers student discounts for select memberships after filling out a student membership inquiry on their website.

Travel & Transportation


Free subscriptions to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are available to all CUNY students.

It’s the Presidential Primary Election Season! Vote for the change you want to see!

our vote is our voiceCUNY Votes is a comprehensive, non-partisan initiative whose mission is to promote student voter registration, voter participation and voter awareness through campus-based activities, external partnerships and University-wide campaigns.

You can now register to vote online through the DMV with a State-issued ID and apply for an absentee ballot online.

Important dates in 2024:

  • Voter Registration Deadline: March 23, 2024
  • Early Voting: March 23 – March 30, 2024
  • Presidential Primary Election: April 2, 2024
  • Primary Election: June 25, 2024
  • Presidential Election: November 5, 2024

The ADA Unit ensures poll sites throughout the five boroughs are accessible to all voters on Election Day and throughout Early Voting. Nearly all poll sites require some form of temporary accessibility equipment, ranging from simple mats and cones to complicated ramping systems. Mats may cover unsafe walking conditions, cones alert voters with visual impairments of protruding objects, and ramps provide access to voters who cannot use the stairs. The ADA Unit also facilitates miscellaneous permanent repairs to doors, handrails, light fixtures, and walkways.

The needs of all poll sites are continually evaluated to ensure each location is accessible throughout the duration of every election event.

For more information, follow this link: