From the University

September 19, 2017

Support for Students with Ties to Mexico

The Columbia community is thinking of you and your families at home, and that the ISSO team stands ready to assist you in any way during this time. In addition to support from individual school deans of students, there are immediate resources are available.
 

September 6, 2017

On Hurricane Irma

The Columbia community is thinking of those and their loved ones who may be contending with urgent conditions.  Immediate resources on campus are available.
 

August 31, 2017

Support for International and Other Students with Ties to India, Bangladesh and Nepal

The Columbia community is thinking of you and your families at home, and that the ISSO team stands ready to assist you in any way during this time.
 

January 29, 2017

Response to Executive Order on Refugee and Immigration Policy from Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger

We join with many peers in decrying this action as discriminatory, damaging to America’s leadership in higher education, and contrary to our nation’s core values and founding principles.
 

January 28, 2017

Columbia's International Students & Scholars Office Outreach on the President's Immigration Executive Order

Columbia's International Students & Scholars Office has shared this message with all Columbia community members from countries that are the focus of President Trump's new executive order on immigration.  
 

November 16, 2016

Resources for Students and Other Columbia Community Members

Important resources for our students and others in the Columbia community who may have concerns about immigration, mental health, harassment and violence.
 

September 22, 2016

Disturbing Losses and Fresh Challenges

While it is increasingly difficult to repeat and relive what many of us may be feeling – anger, sorrow, disbelief or profound frustration – there are multiple resources for community and support on campus, including tonight's (9/22) Space for Students to Connect, Reflect and Heal with the Office of Multicultural Affairs. 
 

September 18, 2016

Reminder of Resources in Light of Chelsea

For many, the recent news of an explosion in the city in which dozens were injured can be unsettling.
 

July 8, 2016

On Racial Disparities, Police Violence and Tragic Loss

Our hearts go out to those who have lost family members and friends from police shootings, and we mourn with the communities reeling from the fatal shootings of police officers during otherwise peaceful protests in Dallas. We also recognize that this comes amidst recent massive violence in the world, and that it will take a sustained mix of education, research, advocacy and activism to bring about change, all of which are central to the work of a leading university like Columbia. 

June 12, 2016

Support After Orlando

We are deeply saddened by the horrific attack at Pulse Orlando, a gay nightclub in Florida. See more from Columbia's remembrance and show of solidarity here.
 

April 13, 2016

In Remembrance of Public Safety Officer Martin Nelles

Public Safety Officer Martin Nelles served Columbia for more than 30 years. 
 

January 20, 2016

The Attack at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Pakistan

We write to decry this violent loss of life in an institution of learning and knowledge – and to extend support to those for whom these events hit too close to home, including students and other community members.

 

December 9, 2015

In Support of Racial Diversity in Higher Education Admissions

Columbia University is prominent among the leading colleges and universities that filed amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court Nov. 2 in support of racial diversity in higher education admissions.
 

December 4, 2015

From Southern California to Chennai to Cairo

While we cannot easily account for or remedy the root of these and other tragic situations that we learn of so upsettingly often, we can provide support to members of our community who are directly or emotionally affected by these events.
 

November 21, 2015

On the Attack in Bamako, Mali

After yesterday’s attacks in Bamako, Mali, our thoughts and condolences are with the victims' families, as well as with those on our own campus who have experienced such horrific events.  A Columbia alum, Anita Ashok Datar, was among those killed.
 

November 16, 2015

Message from President Bollinger

We join in mourning the innocent lives lost and in decrying the violent attacks in Paris, as well as in other cities in recent weeks, just as the world mourned and stood together with New Yorkers after 9/11.  The University Chapel’s bells will toll at noon today, as we pause to reflect on these horrifying events.  
 

November 14, 2015

Statement Regarding Paris

Statement from Columbia University regarding the events in Paris.
 

October 2, 2015

On the Tragedy at Umpqua Community College

Important information and resources

September 21, 2015

Message to the Columbia University Community Regarding the AAU Survey

A message from Suzanne Goldberg regarding the AAU Survey
 

January 21, 2015

President Bollinger Names Suzanne B. Goldberg as Columbia’s First Executive Vice President for University Life

Law professor, a gender law expert, served as University President’s Special Advisor on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response