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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Welcome – and welcome back – to Columbia!

At the Office of University Life, we think about how you can participate and plug into the University community, with campus-wide conversations, fun events and more. Here’s a quick list to jump-start the new school year:

Ambassadors Wanted – Sign up to be a Sexual Respect Ambassador and be a leader for this fall’s Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative (SRI) with students from across Columbia. Ambassadors will host and staff events during the Initiative, participate in awareness campaigns around campus and more. Sign up to engage with other students and contribute your ideas, here

Welcome Back Events Monday 9/10 through Thursday 9/13Free outdoor screening of Black Panther, Sunset Yoga (all month long), Speed Friending and Silent Disco, brought to you by the University Life Events Council! Check the University Life website for details and weather updates. You can volunteer, help plan future events and meet the 2018-19 Events Council leadership here.

AWAKENING OUR DEMOCRACY: Borders, Bans and Belonging Tuesday 9/25 @ Noon (free lunch included) – Columbia’s university-wide conversation series starts the year with a discussion of immigration today and what lies ahead. Join Professor of History and Asian American Studies Mae Ngai, former Department of Homeland Security Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Paul Rosenzweig, Bitta Mostofi of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and Sarah Stillman, director of the Global Migration Project at Columbia Journalism School and New Yorker staff writer. Pulitzer Hall – RSVP here and bring your CUID.

Inclusion & Belonging @ Columbia – Join the Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging @ Columbia and work with students, faculty and staff from all schools to further cultivate a culture of inclusion at Columbia. Sign up for the first meeting of the year and more, here. Watch this video from last year’s Task Force featuring students on what inclusion and belonging mean at Columbia, here.

For Graduate Students – The Graduate Initiative for Inclusion and Engagement offers new programs and opportunities to get together with graduate and professional school students, faculty and staff from all schools. Participate in “Diversity, Dialogue and Dinner,” join a Success Workshop, or check out the Interschool Governing Board. Details here.

Campus Conversations – These guided conversations are about how to start and sustain compelling discussions about sometimes tough topics like race, identity and belonging. Choose from becoming a facilitator, participating in a campus conversation or just having a one-to-one chat. Brought to you by the Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging @ Columbia, details here.

Wow, that was a lot.  And there’s more – follow University Life on our social media, linked below, and download the University Life app.

To community and the year ahead,

Professor Suzanne B. Goldberg
Executive Vice President for University Life
Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law