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Multicultural Affairs Opportunities

There are many ways to get involved with Multicultural Affairs! See below for current opportunities (last updated February 1, 2021). "$" indicates paid positions.

Opportunities for Spring 2021 and for the 2021–2022 academic year

($) Apply by March 3: Coordinate mentorship and build community as a co-chair of the Columbia Mentoring Initiative!

Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) is an inter-generational mentorship program that connects first-year and transfer students (mentees) with returning students (mentors) and all students with alumni. Co-chairs are responsible for coordinating mentorship activities through the Family Trees: 

  • Arab and Middle Eastern Family Tree
  • Asian Family Tree
  • Black Family Tree
  • Indigenous Family Tree
  • Latinx Family Tree
  • LGBTQ Family Tree
  • International Family Tree 
  • Mixed Heritage Family Tree

More information and the application can be found here

Apply by March 9: Create change as a Multicultural Affairs Advisory Council member for the 2021–2022 academic year

The Multicultural Affairs Advisory Council (MAAC) is a collective of four distinct student advisory boards: Student of Color Advisory Board (SOCAB), Queer and Trans Student Advisory Board (QTAB), International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) and First-Generation Student Advisory Board (FAB).

Organized by Multicultural Affairs, MAAC is composed of Columbia College and Columbia Engineering undergraduate students to work toward a more respectful, accountable and socially just campus environment. In partnership with students, student organizations, Multicultural Affairs and campus partners, the council strives to continue creating a community in which students of all identities are supported, valued and celebrated. 

All Columbia College and Coumbia Engineering undergraduates students who will be fully enrolled through the 2021-22 academic year are eligle to apply.

Applications received by the priority deadline on Friday, February 26 at 11:59 p.m. EST will receive additional consideration. The final deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 9.

Apply by March 12: Lead dialogues on identity and social justice through Under1Roof and ROOTED

Interested in leading and guiding dialogues on identities, justice, and social responsibility at Columbia? Multicultural Affairs is looking for dynamic student facilitators from Columbia College and Columbia Engineering to help lead Under1Roof dialogues for incoming, first year students during the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) and student-led ROOTED dialogues throughout the academic year.

Applications received by the priority deadline on Friday, February 26 at 11:59 p.m. EST will receive additional consideration. The final deadline to apply is Sunday, March 12, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Nominations due March 14: Honor seniors with a Multicultural Affairs Graduation Cord

We are accepting nominations for Multicultural Affairs Graduation Cord recipients! Graduation Cords are given to graduating seniors in Columbia College, Columbia Engineering and the School of General Studies who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to inclusion, global diversity, social justice and multiculturalism through Multicultural Affairs, campus leadership, activism, community involvement, academic endeavors and/or personal dedication.

Apply by March 21: Be a mentor to new students through the Columbia Mentoring Initiative!

Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) is an inter-generational mentorship program that connects first-year and transfer students (mentees) with returning students (mentors) and all students with alumni. Mentors offer guidance and support to first-year and transfer students on how to navigate Columbia University and successfully adjust to college life. Mentors contribute to the development of a family tree community by participating in a variety of social, cultural and educational events and building meaningful relationships with other members of the program. Family trees include:

  • Arab and Middle Eastern Family Tree
  • Asian Family Tree
  • Black Family Tree
  • Indigenous Family Tree
  • Latinx Family Tree
  • LGBTQ Family Tree
  • International Family Tree 
  • Mixed Heritage Family Tree

More information and the application can be found here

($) Develop programs as a Multicultural Affairs Student Coordinator for 2021-22

The Multicultural Affairs Student Coordinators will be primarily charged with supporting the development and implementation of programming in Multicultural Affairs and specifically assigned to one of the following focus areas within the office:

The application will be available late March. All Columbia College and Columbia Engineering undergraduates fully enrolled for the 2021-22 academic year are eligible to apply.  More information about the Student Coordinator positions can be found here

Develop and support programs for students of color

Students of Color @ Columbia, a part of Multicultural Affairs, will be creating a programming board to help develop, inform and execute student events that reflect the diverse and intersectional needs and issues that impact Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, mixed heritage, and Arab and Middle Eastern undergraduates. They will support existing programs, such as Men of Color Alliance and Women of Color Collective. The board will report to and work closely with the Multicultural Affairs staff who oversee Students of Color @ Columbia. More information, including the application, will be available in late March. 

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