A Note of Support for Students Regarding CA Wildfires

Friday, October 11, 2019
Dear undergraduate, graduate and professional school students from California,
I hope your semester is going well. As you may be aware, there have been and currently are destructive wildfires in California. Certain areas have been evacuated as a result. I am contacting you out of concern that you, your family or your friends may have been affected by these fires.
Please know that your safety and well-being are our top priorities. If you feel the need for support, please be aware that the campus has several resources you may wish to explore, including:

Please know that the Columbia community is thinking of you, your families and friends and hope that all are safe. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to assist you.

Take care,




Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.
Preferred Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His
Vice President for Student Affairs
Office of University Life, Columbia University
(212) 853-1628 | jg4233@columbia.edu


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