Columbia University in the City of New York

About University Life

The mission of the new Office of University Life will be to further the academic and community experience of students, faculty and staff at Columbia.

– Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger 

Columbia University, one of the world’s leading academic institutions, is the size of a small city – one with a uniquely engaged and pluralistic membership. At the Office of University Life, our focus is directly on University as community, with special attention to student life across Columbia's many schools. We convene students, faculty and administrators to work together on issues that need our attention -- from inclusion and belonging to mental health and wellness, sexual respect and gender-based misconduct prevention, and much more. 

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Our Origins

In January 2015, President Bollinger appointed Professor Suzanne Goldberg to Executive Vice President of the newly formed Office of University Life.  

The Office of University Life began right away to convene Columbia students, faculty and administrators around several University-wide concerns and interests.  In February 2015, together with a working group from across the University, the Office introduced the first university-wide initiative in the country focused on engaging students in reflecting and acting on the link between sexual respect and University community membership. The Office also met with students throughout the semester, along with faculty and administrators, in conversations about student experiences related to race, ethnicity, disparities and justice, all aimed toward identifying and addressing issues of importance across Columbia’s schools.

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