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Multicultural Affairs Opportunities

There are many ways to get involved with Multicultural Affairs! See below for current opportunities, last updated Wednesday, August 18, 2021. "$" indicates paid positions.

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Opportunities for the 2021–22 Academic Year

($) Apply by September 10: Develop and support programs through the inaugural Students of Color @ Columbia Programming Board

Students of Color @ Columbia, a part of Multicultural Affairs, is creating a new programming board to support events and programs that reflect the diverse and shared experiences and issues that impact Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, mixed heritage and Arab and Middle Eastern undergraduates. The board will consist of up to three undergraduate students from Columbia College and Columbia Engineering. They work with Multicultural Affairs staff and graduate assistant to develop program content, coordinate/implement programs, promote events and resources through social media and other marketing tools and outreach to cultural student organizations.

Board members should expect approximately a one to three hour time commitment per week, which includes a weekly meeting as well as event planning, implementation and/or attendance. Board members will be compensated $600 for the academic year.

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

Apply ications are due on Friday, September 10 at 11:59 p.m.

Apply by September 12: Create change as a Multicultural Affairs Advisory Council member

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.

Apply to become an advisory council member by Sunday, September 12 at 11:59 p.m.

($) Apply by September 12: Develop and implement programs as a Multicultural Affairs Student Coordinator (Two open positions)

Multicultural Affairs has two 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: 

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. Applications are due on Sunday, September 12 at 11:59 p.m.

Apply by September 19: New students, find mentorship and community 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. 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

More information and the application can be found here

Apply by September 20: Engage in antiracism personal work through Students Exploring Whiteness

Students Exploring Whiteness is a yearlong cohort program to engage students in sustained personal work around race and racism, with a goal of developing an anti-racist framework and toolkit that can be brought to other student communities on campus.

Apply to join the cohort by Monday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m.

Apply by Friday, September 24: Build intercultural connections through the Global Ambassador Program

Interested in intercultural exchange? Ready to step out of your comfort zone to make new friends and/or learn new cultures? Planning to apply for an international internship? Just returned from a fabulous study abroad trip and crave more intercultural experiences? 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. 

Apply to the Global Ambassador Program by the priority deadline of Friday, September 24, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. to receive additional consideration. The final deadline to apply is Sunday, September 26 at 11:59 p.m. 

Apply by September 24: Center solidarity and justice through Sankofa Tzedek

Sankofa Tzedek, a collaboration between Multicultural Affairs and the Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life, brings together a cohort of students on campus for a year of personal identity development, intergroup dialogue, intercultural learning, transformational travel and social justice education that centers the experiences and histories of Black and Jewish communities.

Apply to Sankofa Tzedek on a rolling basis through Friday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m.

Multicultural Affairs


505 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-0720

Fax: 212-854-6972

Office Hours
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