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Fall Update

At SPS this fall, all courses, other than pre-established online courses, will be offered face-to-face in our New York City classrooms. Some of these face-to-face courses will be offered in the HyFlex format to ensure that all of our students can make progress toward their degree requirements, if faced with delays due to student visas or vaccination effectiveness wait times.
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LGBTQ+ Guide Celebration Panel

Join us in celebrating the publication of the print edition of the Columbia University LGBTQ+ Guide: Resources to Foster an Affirming Community for LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff. We will discuss the process of creating the guide and its potential role in furthering Columbia’s broader social justice mission. 

This conversation will honor Columbia’s rich LGBTQ+ history, highlight hubs of LGBTQ+ scholarship, and celebrate major advancements in LGBTQ+ law and policy. We will discuss the implications of promoting an LGBTQ+- affirming campus climate for recruitment, mentoring, advancement, and overall well-being.

Our panel will feature faculty and staff whose contributions to LGBTQ+ scholarship and activism have had a significant impact on life at Columbia and in the broader community.


  • Walter Bockting, Area Leader, Gender, Sexuality, and Health; Director of the Program for the Study of LGBT Health; Professor of Medical Psychology (In Psychiatry and Nursing)


  • Anke Ehrhardt, Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) 
  • Billy Caceres, Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • Katherine Franke, James L. Dohr Professor of Law; Director, Center for Gender & Sexuality Law; Faculty Director, Law, Rights, and Religion Project; Faculty Director, ERA Project
  • Tonya Richards, Chief Staff Diversity Officer, CUIMC Human Resources
  • Brian Smith, Assistant Professor of Computer Science