Messages to the Community

Messages From EVP Goldberg

Supporting all of our students on campus

October 4, 2018 - The safety and well-being of all of our students at Columbia is fundamentally important, together with the exchange of ideas and a deep commitment to diversity of both identity and viewpoint.  This means that we will always work with students who have concerns about their physical safety...


Sexual Respect in the #MeToo Landscape

September 25, 2018 - As the new academic year begins, sexual respect is front and center in discussions on-and off-campus, as allegations regarding sexual misconduct pervade the news in all sectors, from media and the arts to government and academia.  


Resources of support in light of Hurricane Florence

September 14, 2018 - I write to express concern for those of you with friends and family who may be affected by Hurricane Florence. Below are resources available that may offer help during this difficult time


Your ticket to University Life at Columbia

September 4, 2018 - Welcome – and welcome back – to Columbia! At the Office of University Life, we think about how you can participate and plug into the University community, with campus-wide conversations, fun events and more. Here’s a quick list to jump-start the new school year...



DACA Update: Federal court rules in favor of DACA program

April 25, 2018 - We join with students, scholars, advocates and all who are heartened by recent news that DACA protections for undocumented students must remain and that the U.S. federal government must resume accepting new applications. 


Join the Student Survey Leadership team

January 17, 2018 - Columbia has teamed up with the World Health Organization to do a University-wide survey this spring of all students on campus climate and student well-being. Apply now to be a student leader of the survey team. 

DACA Update: Window to Apply for Renewals

January 17, 2018 - On January 13, 2018 the Department of Homeland Security announced it will resume the application renewal process for DACA students. In light of this announcement and the rapid pace of DACA developments, we encourage students with DACA to apply for renewal as soon as possible.

Columbia Joins Friend of the Court Brief on International Travel Ban

December 18, 2017 - Columbia is among 31 colleges and universities arguing in a friend of the court brief that international students, faculty and staff are vital to their institutions and the world, and that Presidential Proclamation No. 9645 -- the third presidential order banning nationals of Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. -- contradicts the freedom of religion and equality embodied in the First and Fourteenth Amendments.