The Graduate Initiative

Learn, Engage and Connect

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. This initiative was designed with the needs of students from historically marginalized communities in mind, including BIPOC and first-generation students. All students are welcome.

Upcoming Graduate Initiative Events

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Success Workshops

These workshops support graduate students’ transition to the Columbia community. If you’re curious about how to approach a conversation with a faculty member or wondering how to build a network among peers, this is a series for you!

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Faculty Roundtables

The Faculty Roundtable Series is an opportunity for students and faculty to have meaningful conversations through roundtable discussions on critical student life issues affecting marginalized communities.

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Grad Hangouts

Make connections across schools through informal social gatherings. Events are held across campuses.

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Interschool Governing Board

University Life advises the Interschool Governing Board and student organizations recognized by the Board. For more information, contact Antonia Forika.

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Graduate Student Veteran Resources

The School of General Studies created this guide as a resource for student veterans. In it you will find information about educational benefits, student groups and affiliation support, as well as well-being resources to assist veterans in their graduate studies at Columbia University.

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Share Your Ideas

We want you to be a part of this exciting community! To share your ideas and learn more about our workshops and events, just sign up. We'll be in touch.