Linked Fates, Linked Futures Forum, Winter Clothing Drive, and Other Events and Opportunities, 10/19-11/2

October 19, 2021

Dear Students,

We’re excited to see you at tomorrow’s University Life Forum: Linked Fates, Linked Futures?: Re-envisioning African American and Asian American Relations from 3:30-5:00 PM ET on Zoom. There will be a live Q & A session following the discussion with panelists, so make sure to submit questions with your registration!

University Life Opportunities and Events (All events in ET)

  • Winter Clothing Drive. Join Community Impact at the Sundial on College Walk as they collect winter clothing for distribution to those in need at the Ford Hall Food Pantry. Bring your new or gently used jackets, hats, scarves, gloves, sweaters, or cardigans and help someone stay warm this winter! Wednesday, October 20, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
  • Loving Our Neighbors and Ourselves. How can we recognize a toxic and unhealthy relationship in our community or family? Join Religious Life to discuss building healthier, respectful, and loving relationships through the lens of Christian teaching. Students of all, any or no faith are welcome to join! Wednesday, October 20, 3:00-4:00 PM. Register here.
  • Now Hiring: Student Life Office Assistant. Interested in having an impact on student life at Columbia? The Student Life Engagement Team is looking for a student eager to learn about event planning, marketing and more! This position is funded through Columbia’s work-study program, so eligible candidates must have received a work-study award. Apply here by searching for “Administrative Assistant, Class I”. Deadline:  Sunday, October 24.
  • Navigating Difficult Conversations. What makes a conversation difficult and how can we make a difficult conversation productive? This workshop will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you to navigate tough conversations. This fulfills the Inclusion & Belonging component of the Community Citizenship Initiative. Thursday, October 28, 5:00-6:30 PM. Register here.
  • Low Lounge Performer Sign-up. University Life Events Council is hosting our annual Low Lounge celebration on Tuesday, December 14. Celebrate the end of the semester as the Low Library Rotunda is transformed into the ultimate study break with snacks, games, student performances, raffles and more! Interested in performing at this event? Be sure to sign up before Wednesday, November 3.
  • Campus Conversations. Make friends, have real conversations and earn credit for the Inclusion and Belonging component of the Community Citizenship Initiative (CCI), required for all newly enrolled students. Sign up now for a Campus Conversation event, which are available at varying locations and times now through Tuesday, November 4. Learn more and register here.
  • Yoga Class. Join Religious Life for a free one-hour yoga class every Wednesday at 7:00 PM throughout Fall semester! Please bring your own mat and arrive 10 minutes early to reserve your spot, as there is a 20-person maximum. See upcoming classes here.


Graduate Initiative
The Diversity Roundtable Series, hosted by University Life and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement, is an opportunity for students and faculty to have meaningful conversations about critical student life issues affecting marginalized communities. Although this series was developed with Graduate students in mind, all are welcome to join! 

University-wide Events and Opportunities (All events in ET)


Learn more about what’s happening around campus on University Life’s website, Instagram and Facebook. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.

Have a great week,

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

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