About University Life

University Life is about YOU.

Whether you want to learn more about all that Columbia has to offer outside of the classroom, you’re looking for more information about University resources, or you want to meet students, make friends and build a network of Columbians outside of your school, we’re your one-stop shop to get connected with the Columbia community, whatever that may mean for you. 

At University Life, we partner with student leaders, student affairs offices and central student services at the University to maximize your experience at Columbia. Being a part of the diverse Columbia community, with more than 50,000 students, faculty and staff, gives you access to incredible resources you can benefit from far beyond your time as a student. It is our honor and privilege to help make your time at Columbia as wonderful as possible.


What does University Life have to offer?

Have ideas, thoughts or questions?

Reach out to us by email at [email protected]. Interested in meeting one-on-one? Check out our office hours!


Get to know the University Life team!

Dr. Dennis Mitchell (he/him)

Executive Vice President

Take a moment to learn more about our new Executive Vice President, Dr. Dennis Mitchell. Hear more about what he's focused on and excited about as he begins his new role at University Life!

Joseph Defraine Greenwell (he/him)

Vice President for Student Affairs

Take a moment to learn more about Joseph Greenwell, who is the Vice President for Student Affairs. Hear about why his college experience makes his work today so important, and the one thing he thinks you should know about University Life.

Ixchel Rosal (she/her)

Associate Vice President for Student Life

Take a moment to learn more about Ixchel Rosal. She is the Associate Vice President for Student Life, and oversees student activities and diversity, equity, and inclusion programs for University Life. Hear from Ixchel on why she believes building community at Columbia is so important and why it’s important for us to hear from you!

Nina Khampha (she/her)

Assistant Director of Student Life

Take a moment to learn more about Nina Khampha. She is the Assistant Director of Student Life. Learn about Nina's many roles working with the student programming board, planning fun events throughout the year, and supporting the Wellness initiative, as well as the different ways in which Nina wants to help students reach their potential and become leaders.

Gabriela Dominguez (she/her)

Program Coordinator for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

Take a moment to learn more about Gabriela Dominguez. She is the Program Coordinator for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives. Hear from Gaby talk about how her why her experience as a first-generation student makes her work so important and how it led her to work in higher education and give back to students.