Student Support in Response to the Killing of Daunte Wright

April 14, 2021

Dear School of the Arts Community:

We recognize the pain, anger, and grief that may be experienced in response to the senseless killing of Daunte Wright. This, following the killings of George Floyd and Philando Castile also in the Minneapolis area, demonstrates the continued violence against the Black community by the police, not just in Minnesota but across the nation. 

The Office of Student Affairs, along with our colleagues across the School of the Arts and campus partners, are here for you during this difficult time. Columbia Health makes these support spaces available to students as well:

  • Columbia Health Support Space for Black Students: 1st Thursdays | 4:00-5:00 PM ET

    • This is a support group for Black students to speak openly, check-in with each other, and share their own experiences about how they are impacted by the events in their communities and the world. Participation may help students feel a sense of community and improve self-care.

    • For more information, or to receive the Zoom link to join the group, please email facilitators Dr. Addette Williams at [email protected] or Dr. Keoshia Worthy at [email protected].

Complete List of Columbia Health Support Spaces

Counseling and Psychological Services List of Services


  • Student Health on Haven: Black Identified Students

    • This drop-in space is for Black, African-American, and Caribbean (ABC) identified students of all genders to come together to provide mutual support and reflection. 

    • Led by Tanyka Sam, MD and Ritu Agarwal, MA. For more information, please email Ritu Agarwal at [email protected].


Complete List of Student Health on Haven Groups and Gathering Spaces

Please don't hesitate to contact [email protected] for support, questions, or concerns.



Office of Student Affairs
Columbia University School of the Arts