Get Involved

Whether you want to help plan or attend fun events, work with other students, faculty and staff on inclusion and belonging or be an ambassador for sexual respect and student well-being, the Office of University Life has an option for you!

Wellness Days Ambassadors 

Wellness Days Ambassadors are student leaders who help promote, plan and staff events, and collaborate with other student leaders to engage in health and well-being dialogue. Wellness Days offer students a series of events and workshops focused on supporting the mental health and well-being of the Columbia Community.

Sign up to be a Wellness Days ambassador during Spring 2020. The deadline is January 24, 2020. 

Sexual Respect Ambassadors

Sexual Respect Ambassadors help spread the word, engage with other student leaders and contribute ideas to the Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative (SRI)! 

Sign up tp be a Sexual Respect Ambassador during Spring 2020. The deadline is January 24, 2020.

University Life Events Council

The University Life Events Council is a group of students from each school who plan activities that connect students across all Columbia schools.

We are currently recruiting for:

  • Co-Chair of Major Events.  Apply now. The deadline is January 10, 2020.
  • School Liaisons from Journalism, Law, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Institute of Human Nutrition (IHN). Sign up now!
  • Committee members can apply at any time throughout the academic year. 

The Graduate Initiative for Inclusion and Engagement

Join the Graduate Initiative Advisory Board to meet and collaborate with graduate students from all Columbia schools, and participate in creating innovative programming and supportive spaces.   

The Graduate Initiative for Inclusion and Engagement is part of Columbia’s commitment to diversity and the success of all graduate and professional school students. Contribute to the inititiave and share your ideas. Sign up for the advisory board today


Read more on the Graduate Initiative.

Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging

The Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging works to identify issues and develop responsive strategies that address students’ experiences both in and outside of the classroom related to diversity, inclusion and a sense of belonging on campus. 

Join the Task Force. All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

Campus Conversations Facilitator

Learn how to facilitate a dynamic conversation on race and inclusion. Campus Conversations is a dialogue-based initiative from the Columbia University Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging that is about building community through conversation.

Sign-up to become a facilitator, join the network or learn about upcoming conversations.

Learn more about Campus Conversations


Columbia Welcome Ambassadors 

Welcome students to the new academic year, plan events and help shape community at Columbia. Columbia Welcome cultivates a sense of belonging and an inclusive community for new and returning students at the start of the academic year. Events and workshops are open to all students.

Recruitment for Columbia Welcome Ambassadors will resume in Spring 2020.

Interschool Governing Board and Student Organization Advising

The Office of University Life advises the Interschool Governing Board and student organizations recognized by the board. We also provide resources and training for graduate student organizations, including mini grants, best practices for event planning and leadership development workshops. 

For more information, contact Director of Student Engagement Zach Harrell,

Learn more about IGB.