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Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program (COOP) Participant Consent Form

I understand that the goals of Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program (COOP) are to provide a positive experience in a supportive group environment. I am aware that as a participant I am required to follow the policies and guidelines set by COOP and instructions from the Outdoor Orientation Leaders. As part of Columbia University, COOP adheres to the University standards of respect for others. COOP is a substance-free program- alcohol or drugs of any kind are prohibited. Any violation of the substance policy may result in judiciary action.

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Brownstone Application

Community Development is pleased to open the brownstone selection process to all Columbia College and Engineering residential students with guaranteed housing. This exciting and distinct opportunity offers students the ability to form a group around a specific theme or focus and create a living and learning environment in one of three brownstones along 114th street.

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Group Representative/Organizer
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Group Representative/Organizer
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536 West 114th (capacity: 22)
542 West 114th (capacity: 18)
546 West 114th (capacity: 16)
The Brownstone Review Committee shall determine final placements
Current number of students interested in living in this space

(Note: Only existing FSL or SIC communities with current housing allocations in the residence halls in which the CU/BC exchange applies may include BC students at the existing BC cap.)

Application Format

Applications should not exceed ten (10) total pages in length and should be double spaced. Responses to each question should be thorough, yet concise.  Please be sure to indicate each of the five sections below in your application.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Provide a description of your group’s role at Columbia to include:

  • A statement of the group’s values.
  • A description Group’s on-going benefit to the Columbia community including evidence of any previous achievement in meeting its goals.
  • Explanation of how the group’s goals tie into the core values of Residential Programs.
  • If you are affiliated with a national/regional recognizing body, is your organization in good standing with that body? Please provide a letter of support for your application from your group’s Columbia advisor.  If you are an FSL community, please submit your ALPHA standards results from December 2011.

MISSION and VALUES

  • Explain how your group plans to use the brownstone to advance the mission/values of your organization.
  • Explain how your organization plans to incorporate the RP core values into the culture of the house.
  • Describe how the brownstone will increase a sense of community, both for your group or the greater Columbia community.
  • Explain how the group’s goals extend beyond the community.

PROGRAMMING and EVENTS

  • Describe any successful programs the group has sponsored in the past.
  • Provide examples of the types of events/programs that might be planned.  (Note the maximum occupancy capacity of each of the brownstones is 75.)
  • What is the larger Columbia community access to events? What type? How many?
  • How will others be “invited” into the house?
  • If this is a new Special Interest Community, explain the intended focus of the programming.

MEMBERSHIP and EXPECTATIONS

  • Please provide information on how membership has grown or been maintained over the last two-three years.
  • Describe the expectations of group members with regard to participation in the group’s activities.
  • Explain how members will be held accountable for participation by the organization.
  • Provide information on how members of your group will be selected to live in the brownstone. Members choosing to live in the brownstone agree to have RP check that they are in good judicial standing.

HOUSING

  • Explain why living in a Brownstone will benefit the group.
  • Organizations with other housing assigned should explain why the Brownstone will be a better option for housing.

Please note the following Conditions for Housing:

If your proposal is accepted, and you are assigned to one of the Brownstones, you will be subject to the following conditions:

  • You must submit a tentative roster in Excel format with names of individuals (include first, last, UNI, and school affiliation) intending to reside in the brownstone, as well as a list of 4-6 alternates should the need arise. A Housing Chair must be designated.
  • The committee determines housing placement of each selected group. This placement is made for a three year period, subject to regular reviews, and the placement will be evaluated annually by an appointed committee consisting of students and administrators.
  • Failure to maintain a strong and successful program, to fill beds, or to abide by disciplinary rules could result in termination of the group’s assignment in the brownstone.
  • Participation is required in all meetings and trainings as determined by the Office of Residential Programs.
  • An advisor from the Office of Residential Programs will be assigned to work with each community.
  • On-going feedback and formal annual review will determine length of placement.

Please contact Dean Terry Martinez at tm2500@columbia.edu should you have any questions regarding the application.

 

Your application can be uploaded in the following file formats: .txt, .rtf, .pdf, .doc, or .docx

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Social Event Registration Form - Brownstone

You must submit this form to the Office of Residential Programs-Fraternity & Sorority Life at least 5 days prior to your event. YOUR SUBMISSION IS TIME STAMPED-NO EXCEPTIONS! Your party is not registered until you have received confirmation from the Office of Residential Programs-Fraternity & Sorority Life .

ONLY organizations meeting all of the criteria below may use this form to register social events.

1. Fraternity/Sorority with Full Recognition from the Office of Residential Programs-Fraternity & Sorority Life

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ISOP Participant Information

Please fill out the requested information, so we can adequately prepare for you during ISOP.

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We are asking this information in case you arrive late and we can check with the airlines on the arrival time.
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Clone of 2012 OMA Graduation Cord Nomination Form

MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS GRADUATION CORDS

Presented by the Columbia Office of Multicultural Affairs, the OMA Graduation Cords are given to graduating seniors in Columbia College, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of General Studies who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to diversity, social justice, and multiculturalism through the OMA, campus leadership, community involvement, academic endeavors, and/or personal dedication.

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Graduate Assistantships

The deadline to apply for the Graduate Assistant for Leadership Development is August 7, 2012.

Click here to review the full job description. Email us with any questions.

Individual and Travel Waiver Form

Information about this form and Confidentiality Notice: This form is mandated for all students going on trips. An export of this information will be shared with the trip leader and with the student group's adviser. Please note that this form contains CONFIDENTIAL information and will be handled accordingly. Forms should only be reviewed and maintained by one designated officer of the student organization. This information will be used for information purposes only in the case of an emergency.

Insurance Information
Medical Insurance: Students participating in overnight trips associated with a student organization or administrative office are required to have adequate medical coverage. Please state below the provider and policy number of the insurance plan you will be covered by during the program period. It is the responsibility of the student to have proof of medical insurance on his/her person during the trip.
Emergency Contact Information
Please provide your in case of emergency information. This cannot be a fellow student.
Waiver
As a condition of participation in the trip(s) described above, I agree and acknowledge that my participation in this trip is voluntary and that neither The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (the "University), nor any of its agents or employees, shall have responsibility for any loss, injury, or damage incurred or suffered by me in connection with my participation in this trip(s) (including, but not limited to, any personal injury, death, or property damage), and hereby expressly waive all rights, claims, causes of action, and the like of any nature whatsoever which I or my heirs or legal representatives may have against the University or any of its agents or employees in connection with my participation in such a trip.
By typing in your full name, this will serve as your legal signature.
Date of Parent's Signature
Additional Questions
Our hope is that we can bring as many favorite snack foods for the retreat. Just let the staff know and we'll do what we can!
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