The Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) is an inter-generational mentorship program administered through Multicultural Affairs (OMA) that connects historically underrepresented first year students with returning students (sophomores, juniors and seniors) from shared social identities, and all students with alumni. CMI provides students the opportunity to get involved in various "family trees" including Arab and Middle Eastern, Asian, Black, Indigenous, International, Latino, and LGBTQ.
The OMA Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) is an inter-generational mentorship program that connects first years with returning students (Upper-Class Mentors), and all students with alumni. CMI provides students the opportunity to get involved in various "family trees" - Arab and Middle Eastern, Asian, Black, Indigeous, International, Latino, and LGBTQ. Although participants will be asked to specify one family tree, we recognize the multiple identities of our students and provide opportunities for CMI participants to get involved in cross-cultural program-wide events.
Disputes, conflicts, and complaints are a normal part of university life. Mediation allows parties in a dispute to control the outcomes of their conflicts. Mediation can work well for people who want to avoid the stress and inflexibility of more formal procedures or for people who need to continue working relationships. Many kinds of conflicts can be resolved successfully through mediation.
The Alternative Spring Break: New York City Performing Artswill be a six-day, multidisciplinary program of events focusing on professional performing arts in New York City. Over the course of the six days, participants will attend 5-6 quality performances spanning the disciplines of theatre, music, and dance. As well, we will have a professional performing arts group in residence on campus during this time and participants in the ASB will participate in workshops and view their process. We also anticipate attending talkbacks from leading practitioners and workshops covering a wide variet