Additional Resources

As an institution, Columbia University is committed to the principles of equity and excellence.  It actively pursues both, adhering to the belief that equity is the partner of excellence. Columbia University's goal is a workforce and student body that reflects the diversity and talent of New York City, the larger metropolitan area and the nation. Multicultural Affairs works with partners across the University to support this commitment. Here you will find highlighed resources supporting students, alumni, academic pursuits and community connections.

Non-discrimination Policies at Columbia University

Academic Resources

Residential Communities

In addition to the Intercultural House through Multicultural Affairs, Residential Life offers the following special interest communities:

  • Casa Latin@
  • Indigihouse (Native and indigenous community)
  • Pan-African House
  • Q House (LGBTQA+ community)
  • upLift (first-generation and/or low income community)

 Get information about recruitment and house descriptions.

Health Services

Religious and Spiritual Support and Programs

The following support and programs are offered through Religious Life.

Community Connections (service and volunteer opportunities)

  • Double Discovery Center – works with low-income and first generation college bound Manhattan area youth from ages 12-27 to ensure high school graduation, college enrollment and completion and responsible adulthood.
  • Community Impact – serves individuals in need in the communities of Upper Manhattan while providing meaningful volunteering and leadership opportunities for students at Columbia University and Barnard College.

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