There are many ways to get involved with Multicultural Affairs! See below for open opportunities, last updated Friday, July 1, 2022. "$" indicates paid positions.
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Opportunities for the 2022–23 Academic Year
($) Develop and implement programs as a Multicultural Affairs Student Coordinator (multiple open positions): Applications are open until positions are filled.
Multicultural Affairs has five open Student Coordinator roles, which are primarily charged with supporting the development and implementation of programming in Multicultural Affairs and specifically assigned to a focus areas within the office. Current openings are in the following areas:
- Diversity Education and Training/ Disability Justice
- First-Generation and/or Low-Income (FLI) @ Columbia
- International @ Columbia
- LGBTQ @ Columbia
- Students of Color @ Columbia
All Columbia College and Columbia Engineering undergraduates fully enrolled for the 2022-23 academic year are eligible to apply.
More information about the Student Coordinator positions and the application can be found here.
Columbia Mentoring Initiative: Seeking mentors and mentees
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. Mentees receive one-on-one mentorship, participate in social and cultural events with an identity-based community and have access to a support network that is dedicated to your success at Columbia. All mentees are paired with a mentor of a shared identity and join one of our eight "family trees.” 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
Most mentor positions have been filled for 2022-23; applications for remaining openings can be found here. The mentee application will open in mid-August 2022.
Create change as a Multicultural Affairs Advisory Council member: Seeking first-year representatives
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 Columbia Engineering undergraduates students who will be fully enrolled through the 2021-22 academic year are eligible to apply.
The first-year representative application will open in mid-August 2022.
Build intercultural connections through the Global Ambassador Program
Gain skills to be a successful and enthusiastic global citizen! Ready to step out of your comfort zone to make new friends and/or learn new cultures? Planning to apply for an international internship? Didn't get to go on study abroad? ? If so, International @ Columbia invites you to join the Global Ambassador Program (GAP). Through student facilitated small and large group discussions, GAP is a space for listening and sharing diverse perspectives. Excursions to the United Nations and the Lower East Side are some of the places you may explore.
The application will open in mid-August 2022.
($) Explore solidarity and justice through Sankofa Tzedek
Black and Jewish communities, once seen as natural allies in various social movements, have faced increasing separation and tension in recent decades, including the erasure of Black Jewish narratives and experiences. Sankofa Tzedek brings together a cohort of students on campus for a year of personal identity development, intergroup dialogue, relationship-building, immersive travel and social justice education that centers the experiences and histories of Black and Jewish communities.
Sankofa Tzedek students engage in dynamic dialogues on campus, visit sites of significance in New York City, learn from intimate conversations with changemakers of the past and present, embark on a two-week civil rights pilgrimage through the U.S. South, and receive training in community organizing and activism.
Participants will be compensated with a $1000 stipend for their participation in the program, with additional funds available for participants who would have to forgo a part-time job in order to participate.
Open to students in all Columbia undergraduate schools.
The application will be open in early Fall 2022.