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How do I get involved with the alumni club in my home city?

If you would like to get involved with alumni in your city, please visit the Alumni Clubs website to search domestically or internationally for a club. Each club has listed a contact to email. The Center for Career Education offers advice on other ways to connect with alumni.

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Are students invited to all alumni events?

This depends. Check the alumni events calendar for events and contact the event lead with any questions. Events in the U.S. may not be open to current students and will specify.

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I am interning abroad in XYZ city; are there events going on or any opportunities where I can meet other students and alumni?

To find events abroad, first check the alumni events calendar. Events listed with green stars are school based and may be restricted. Alternatively, you may send an email to the Office of Alumni and Development with the region and dates in question and someone will let you know.

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I want to be involved in student groups. Are there groups that are good for international students?

Columbia has nearly 500 student organizations and international students are encouraged to join any group(s) of interest. Group categories include academic, activist, advocacy, club sports, competition, cultural, dance, governing boards, humanitarian, community service, Fraternity and Sorority Life, LGBTQA, media, music performance, performance, pre-professional, publications, religious, spiritual, social education, special interest, student councils and theater. For a list of those student organizations, please login into Columbia LionLink.

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OMA Workshop and Training Request Form

The Office of Multicultural Affairs offers diversity education workshops and training sessions for offices, academic departments and students across the Columbia University community. Please submit your request using this form at least one month prior to the desired date of the event. We will review and respond to your request within seven business days.

 

Our workshops and trainings can be tailored to meet your needs and interest, and we have typically offered four types of workshop and training sessions:

 

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If you are open to discussing various lengths of time depending on the needs of your participants, write, "OPEN." PLEASE NOTE: Because of the substance and care we hope to provide to the community through these programs, we typically do not create workshops that are under one hour.
For example, first-year students living on the same floor; leadership team of a student organization focusing on service at various global sites; new staff members from different offices who will be interfacing with a diverse group of students.
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Columbia-Supported Travel Definition

A "Columbia-Supported Travel" is any trip outside of New York City that meets at least one of the criteria below:

Make Smart, Safe, and Responsible Choices -- In and Out of the Classroom

Residential Programs and Judicial Affairs and Community Standards are responsible for holding students accountable for behavior that is inconsistent with community values or policies.  Depending on

Tips on Successful Community Living

Whether you are placed in a Carman double, share bathrooms or lounge space in John Jay, Furnald, or Wallach, or live in a suite in Hartley, you will learn the importance of community agreements and

A Message from Residential Programs

Residential Programs is staffed with 141 undergraduate students, 16 graduate, and 9 professional staff who live in the residence halls and work to support you throughout your Columbia experience. 

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