Intercultural Resource Center (IRC)
The Intercultural Resource Center (IRC) is devoted to promoting a just society and exploring intercultural and diversity issues within and beyond the Columbia University community. The IRC provides a forum for education and social exchange that encourages self-discovery and a greater awareness and appreciation of cultural history within and between communities on campus. We endeavor to empower students, faculty, and staff with the tools to successfully navigate their environments and thus to positively impact the community at large.
The Center, two adjoining brownstones, has numerous resources including meeting spaces and a library that contains periodicals, newspapers, books, videotapes, DVDs, and journals, which reflect the rich knowledge and history of underrepresented people throughout the world. The IRC is home to the Intercultural House (ICH), a unique residential setting that offers students the opportunity to learn more about diverse cultures in a supportive living environment. Some of the various IRC-sponsored activities include art exhibits, poetry readings, discussion groups, and film screenings.
For a complete list of the Intercultural Resource Center’s services please see the IRC Fact Sheet (PDF).
Learn more about our:
Contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs
510 Lerner Hall
New York, NY 10027
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Intercultural Resource Center
552 West 114th Street
New York, NY 10025