Events and Opportunities, 9/20 - 9/29

Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month, Graduate Welcome, and Other Events and Opportunities, 9/20-9/29

September 20, 2022

Dear Students, 

It’s Latinx Heritage Month, and there are some great events happening on campus! We hope you’ll join us on Thursday, September 29 at 5:00 PM for the The Art of the Latinx Rant, a conversation about Latinx identity and humor between Venezuelan-American comedian, writer, and actor Joanna Hausmann and Professor Frances Negrón-Muntaner.

Thank you to everyone who took part in Welcome Home Columbia over the last two weeks and read on for more great events!

Health Reminders

  • COVID-19 Community Health Compact: Are you new to Columbia this year? The September 30th deadline is fast approaching to read and sign the Compact.
  • Visiting Barnard? Please mask in all indoor spaces and review guest policies for academic buildings and residence halls.
  • Take a moment to review Fall 2022 COVID-19 policies.

Events and Opportunities with University Life:

  • Graduate Welcome (Hybrid). University Life invites graduate and professional school students from all programs and fields of studies to a one-day welcome event. Participants will have an opportunity to connect with faculty and administrators, and  build community with peers and mentors. This event – part of the Graduate Initiative – was designed with the needs of students from historically marginalized communities in mind, including BIPOC and first-generation students. All students are welcome. Friday, September 23, starting at 10:30 AM. Learn more and register here.
  • Adult Education Center Ribbon Cutting / Community Impact Historical Retrospective (In-Person). Started by two passionate Columbia students, Community Impact (CI) has been serving the surrounding community for over 40 years. As the largest community service organization on campus, CI is excited to host a historical retrospective of the activities and events that have enriched the lives of thousands of students and community members and to celebrate the opening of a new Adult Education Center. Friday, September 23, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM. Learn more and register.
  • Social Justice Mini-Grant Program. University Life invites you 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. Learn more at the next information session on Tuesday, September 27, 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Apply here by November 4.
  • First Generation Roundtable with Columbia Faculty (Virtual) University Life, in partnership with the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement, invites you to join us for the First Generation Roundtable with Columbia Faculty. Faculty will share their own experiences navigating higher education as first-generation college students. Wednesday, September 28, 6:00 - 7:00 PM. Learn more and register.
  • The Art of the Latinx Rant (In-Person). Join Venezuelan-American comedian, writer, and actor Joanna Hausmann and Professor Frances Negrón-Muntaner for a far-reaching conversation about Latinx identity and humor. This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement, Center for the Study of Ethnicity & Race, and University Life. Thursday, September 29, 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Learn more and register.
  • Stay Connected with Religious Life! Are you interested in learning about faith-related communities, upcoming holidays, and/or community building opportunities throughout this year? Religious Life's website and newsletter are the best sources for faith-based gatherings and events!

Columbia World Leaders Forum
This series of conversations with heads of state and other leaders spotlight pressing issues and offer Columbia students and scholars opportunities to ask questions of world leaders.

Happening Around Campus

Fellowship Opportunities

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
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Ixchel Rosal
Senior Associate Vice President for Student Life
University Life
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