Inclusion and Belonging at Columbia

Resources for Promoting Racial Justice and Combating Bias

Find organizations advocating for justice across the country, gathered by members of the Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging and Columbia Libraries, and resources related to different identity groups. 

The Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging at Columbia

The Task Force of Columbia students, faculty and staff works to identify issues and develop responsive strategies that address students’ experiences both in and outside of the classroom related to race, ethnicity, and other intersecting aspects of identity.

Working Group on Inclusive Public Safety

Columbia’s Working Group on Inclusive Public Safety focuses on supporting inclusive public safety on Columbia’s campuses.

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The Graduate Initiative for Inclusion and Engagement

The Graduate Initiative is part of Columbia’s commitment to diversity and the success of all graduate and professional school students. Events and workshops offer an opportunity for graduate students to collaborate with and participate in innovative programs and supportive spaces.  

DACA and Undocumented Students

Columbia welcomes undocumented and DACA students as part of our community.

Racial Justice Mini-Grant Program

University Life invites students to apply for the Racial Justice Mini-Grant Program and share innovative ideas to address racism, particularly anti-Black racism.

Resources for Promoting LGBTQ+ Inclusion

Information and a diverse range of resources and supports for students, faculty and staff.

Campus Conversations

A dialogue-based initiative from the Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging at Columbia centered on building community, real conversation and dialogue across differences. It offers students a way to talk about identity and community across campus.

Religious Community at Columbia

Explore religion, spirituality and multi-faith opportunities.

Resources

Reporting Bias

Our community’s tools to address bias include a reporting process and the Bias Incident Resource Team, plus resources within schools and various offices.

Racial Justice

Resources, gathered by members of the Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging at Columbia in partnership with Columbia Libraries. 

DACA

Resources for support, legal assistance and more for undocumented students

Graduate Students

Organizations, resources, and offices that serve graduate students.

Disability Services

Supports students with disabilities and helps to coordinate accommodations and services.

Military and Veteran Affairs

For students who are members and veterans of the U.S. armed forces, including military and veteran student groups.

Undergraduates

Organizations, resources, and offices that serve undergraduate students.

Support Related to Discrimination

Learn more about Columbia's resources for discrimination, harassment or gender-based misconduct.

Use Your Voice 

Work with other students, faculty and staff on University-wide inclusion and belonging initiatives. 

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 opportunity for you.

Our Community, Our Values

“Make no mistake that Columbia rejects racism, homophobia, Islamophobia, white supremacy, bigotry, misogyny. But beyond statements, can we show up as members of one community, especially when we are in a particularly challenging place?”  

- Ixchel Rosal, Associate Vice President for Student Life and co-chair of Columbia’s Race, Ethnicity and Inclusion Task Force.