Messages to the Community

Messages From EVP Goldberg

In Light of Hurricane Maria

September 19, 2017 - The Columbia community is thinking of those whose loved ones and hometowns may be affected by Hurricane Maria. In addition to support from individual school deans of students, there are immediate resources are available.

Supporting Our DACA Students

September 5, 2017 - Columbia unequivocally opposes the ending of DACA and is working with others in higher education to urge Congress and federal officials to reinstate DACA’s protections and protect the rights of those with DACA status. The Office of University Life will continue its working group that focuses on the needs of undocumented students and is also available to help individual students access information and resources.  


Expressing concern about Hurricane Harvey

August 28, 2017 - The Columbia community is thinking of those who are contending with flooding and related emergencies. Immediate resources on campus are available.

Rejecting Violence and Hatred

August 14, 2017 - Our responsibility on a university campus is to face the depth and breadth of this hostility directly. At Columbia, we reject the white supremacist violence and hatred that are at odds with our core values and our commitment to a diverse, inclusive community here and in society at large.  


The 2016-17 Race, Ethnicity and Inclusion Task Force Annual Report

September 2017 - Learn the history of the Task Force and discover what new projects to further cultivate inclusion will be coming to the campus community.

President Bollinger Among 57 AAU Presidents and Chancellors to Urge Congress to Act on DACA

September 7, 2017 - Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger is among 57 Association of American University (AAU) Presidents and Chancellors who have sent a letter to Congress requesting immediate Congressional action to establish a permanent legislative solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Become a University Life Fellow

April 21, 2017 - The Office of University Life is pleased to announce the launch of the University Life Fellows Program. University Life Fellows will work with the Office of University Life on university-wide programs aimed at cultivating community and inclusion at Columbia. 

Student Organizations Co-Host Wellness Days @Columbia

March 28, 2017 - The Office of University Life is pleased to offer mini-grants for student organizations, part of Wellness Days @Columbia. Many student organizations across the University will hold events focused on wellness in our community April 10 - 15 and beyond.