International @ Columbia is committed to providing a supportive atmosphere for international students through a variety of academic and student life resources. International @ Columbia aims to infuse international perspectives into the support services offered to students, enable individuals to represent their international background with their own story, advocate for the importance of a diverse international population in academic and social life, and stimulate conversation about international issues.
The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) is a resource for international students with questions about visas, work study, Optional Practical Training (OPT), and other logistics involved in living and studying in the United States.
LGBTQ @ Columbia
LGBTQ @ Columbia provides students with LGBTQ student group advising, events, education, advocacy and other services and resources to help all students explore and better understand diverse queer and trans identities, experiences and communities at Columbia and beyond. Additionally, as part of Multicultural Affairs, LGBTQ @ Columbia hopes to create a campus environment that is inclusive and supportive of student diversity in the area of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.
Diversity and inclusion are not only central to the student experience, they are key components to learning and development. Multicultural Affairs recognizes that identity, social responsibility, allyship and equity must be addressed at multiple, interconnected levels to best support students' various developmental stages.
Each student brings to campus many cultures, experiences, and perspectives and Multicultural Affairs serves as a resource for them to capitalize on the rich education and growth found in the active exchange across multiple identities within a community. Multicultural Affairs' advisers provide programs, resources and a supportive environment for personal identity development, mentorship, intercultural learning, social justice education and institutional advocacy.