Combating Imposter Syndrome, Join the University Life Events Council, and Other Events and Opportunities, 10/11-10/25

October 11, 2022

Dear Students, 

We hope you’ll join President Bollinger’s 21st Annual Fun Run, Walk, & Roll. Kick off this weekend of movement at the Fun Run Extravaganza on Friday, October 14, 12:00 - 2:00 PM on Low Plaza and South Lawn. Enjoy activities, prizes, food, and more. Register for the 5K and complete the distance from Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16 to receive a commemorative T-shirt. This event is sponsored by the Office of the President and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education.

Events and Opportunities with University Life:

  • Financial Well-being: International Student Workshop (Virtual). Join Student Financial Services, University Life and the International Students and Scholars Office to learn about how you can promote your own financial well-being. Gain greater agency and choice in your future, and get answers to frequently asked questions about managing finances as an international student. All are welcome. Friday, October 14, 12:30 - 1:30 PM. Learn more and register.
  • Constructing Confidence: How to Combat Imposter Syndrome (Virtual). What is imposter syndrome and why do so many of us experience it? Learn about the signs and causes of imposter syndrome and gain tools to feel more confident. This event – part of the Graduate Initiative for Inclusion & Engagement – was designed with the needs of students from historically marginalized communities in mind, including BIPOC and first-generation students. All students are welcome. Friday, October 14, 1:30 - 2:30 PM. Learn more and register.
  • Social Justice Mini-Grant Program. University Life invites students to apply for the Social Justice Mini-Grant Program and share innovative ideas to address social injustices, including efforts to bring awareness to racial, economic, accessibility and educational inequities. Join us for the next information session on Thursday, October 20. Apply here by November 7.
  • Apply to the University Life Events Council. Interested in developing leadership skills and planning fun events for all students at Columbia? Want to build a sense of community here at Columbia? Apply to the University Life Events Council! Applications for leadership, committee members, and school liaisons will be accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more and apply here.
  • Yoga Class (In-Person). Take a break and relax with yoga in Earl Hall, hosted by Religious Life every Thursday. Please bring your own mat and arrive 5-10 minutes early to sign in and set up. Thursday, October 13, 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Learn more.

Community Citizenship Initiative Events
The following events fulfill one of the requirements for the Community Citizenship Initiative (CCI).

Happening Around Campus

Visit University Life’s website, Instagram and Facebook for more information and events, and please reach out to [email protected] with any suggestions or questions.

Take care,

Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
University Life
Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His

Ixchel Rosal
Senior Associate Vice President for Student Life
University Life
Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers