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. 

Check our Events Calendar to see upcoming events, where you'll be able to connect and collaborate with graduate students from all Columbia schools and participate in innovative programs and supportive spaces.  

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Success Workshops

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

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Share Your Ideas

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

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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 Nina Khampha, Assistant Director of Student Life, at [email protected].

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Grad Hangouts

Make connections across schools through informal social gatherings. Events are held at both the Morningside and CUIMC campuses. 

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Check Out Past Events

Missed an event or want to see what types of events we hold? Our video library has you covered!