The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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Wellness Center – Academic Support Group for Black-Identified Students

Academic Support Group for Black-Identified Students

Wednesdays 12-1pm for Spring 2022 Semester


This group is an academic support space designed to offer Black-identified students the space to process thoughts and feelings, get feedback and support on their experiences, develop organizational skills and self-care strategies, all while building community.

Being a Black-identified graduate student can be a disorienting and marginalizing experience. Have you been feeling physically exhausted or emotionally fatigued? Are you having trouble concentrating or finding it difficult to maintain your academic workload? Do you notice yourself ruminating about certain interactions, wondering if they were racially charged? Do you ever have the feeling that you do not belong in your graduate program?

​Additionally, for many, the heightened focus on race and race relations over the past year has exacerbated existing historical challenges posing increased obstacles to navigate within graduate school. You might find yourself feeling isolated and questioning how you will be able to navigate this journey alone.

If you are interested in joining, please complete the Request for Services form (below) and email it to (please include a picture of your student I.D.)




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