Self-Care Resources, Continuing to Step In, #KeeptheCompact

October 02, 2020

Dear Students,
I’m so proud to be a part of a community committed to protecting our individual health and those around us. I know that following the Compact is not always easy, and we all might struggle with it at times. As you continue to follow the Columbia Community Health Compact and other public health guidelines, please practice self-care and look out for each other.
Want to know more about self-care during this extraordinary time? Check out my recent conversation with Dr. Aisha Holder, a clinical psychologist at Columbia Health, to learn valuable tips for how to cope and stay resilient, when to ask for help and what resources are available to you. Also, watch my previous conversation with Columbia Health’s Dr. Melanie Bernitz to find out more about COVID-19 testing and resources on campus.
Please know that your well-being is important to us. We encourage you to seek out the following support whenever you need:

As the semester continues and the weather gets cooler, please remember to take care when you socialize with others. It is important to your well-being and that of other Columbia community members, as well as our neighbors.
Learn how your fellow students are helping to #KeeptheCompact by visiting to watch their videos and follow University Life on InstagramTwitter and Facebook. Review the Student Accountability plan, and if you have any concerns about a peer following the Compact, use these tips to step in and have a conversation. You can also speak with a staff or faculty member for support. Lastly, you can use the “report an incident” link on the University Life website.
Thank you for all that you are doing to keep our community healthy. Please don’t hesitate to write to [email protected] to share tips, questions and suggestions.  

Take care,

Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Office of University Life
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