From the University Community

November 9, 2017

#unitedCU - Samia Abedin

I welcome the diversity of opinions and the diversity of voices. And I welcome the acceptance of this diversity so that each of us may listen, communicate, and understand one another’s beliefs.


November 2, 2017

#unitedCU - Maddie Stuzin

I welcome our campus’ exchange of stories, ideas, and opinions. I find that I learn just as much as from my peers, who have experiences both in their lives prior to Columbia and the lives they lead now that are so vastly different than my own. This is one of the ways that we foster our collective Columbia identity.


From Associate Vice President for Student Life Ixchel Rosal

October 30, 2017

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?


May 5, 2017

We are Columbia

Samia Abedin (Columbia College '19), creator of "We Are Columbia" - a video challenging students to be uncomfortable and talk to each other, writes about her project.