Belonging & Identity

Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Affairs supports students in their personal identity development through opportunities for mentorship, intercultural learning, and social justice education – working with students and University partners to strengthen Columbia as a just and inclusive campus community.

Student Led Advocacy

Multicultural Affairs convenes four student advisory boards who work to promote a campus environment of inclusion, self-awareness, intercultural engagement, and social responsibility. These students work closely with administrators across the University to inform enhancement programs and services, the creation of resources, and policies impacting various student identity communities.

Programs and Services

Multicultural Affairs offers multiple programs and services including diversity education and training, a weekly newsletter (select “Multicultural Affairs”), mentoring, social justice and intercultural programming, student club advising, Disability Justice initiatives, and more. Applications for cohort programs, leadership positions and other ways to get involved can be found on the Current Opportunities page.

Communities @Columbia Series

The @Columbia series offers programming and resources that facilitate stronger understandings of self, deeper senses of belonging, closer connections within communities, better support for communities, and campus-wide education about communities which have been historically and socially underserved such as:

Bias Response

Multicultural Affairs supports students when they have been treated unjustly with respect to their identities at Columbia, making sure that student concerns are heard and addressed through robust Bias Response coordination for Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students. Students can report in a variety of ways, including an online form.

Office of University Life

The Office of University Life is your student's hub for University-wide student life information and initiatives. They organize several campus-wide initiatives on inclusion and belonging, including the Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging. University Life can help students access campus resources, join conversations on pressing issues, give feedback to the University, and shape community citizenship across schools and campuses.

University Policies for the Columbia Community

You'll find several of the important policies that Columbia University maintains on the University Policies website. These policies govern students, faculty, staff, affiliates and visitors to Columbia University.

Gender-Based Misconduct Policy

Columbia University is committed to fostering an environment that is free from gender-based discrimination and harassment, including sexual assault and all other forms of gender-based misconduct. Read The Gender-Based Misconduct and Interim Title IX Policies and Procedures for Students.

Columbia University IT Policies

Columbia University maintains certain policies with regards to the use and security of its computer systems, networks and information resources. All students using Columbia's network and systems — regardless of whether you are using a personal device to access them — must adhere to the Columbia University IT policies. These policies govern privacy, data monitoring, acceptable usage, proper conduct and ways to safeguard your own privacy and security.

Student and Family Support


Alfred Lerner Hall, 6th Floor

Call: 212-854-2446