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Multicultural Affairs Opportunities

There are many ways to get involved with Multicultural Affairs! See below for opportunities to get involved in Fall 2018.

Opportunities for Fall 2018

Apply to be a First-Year Representative on the Multicultural Affairs Advisory Council

Deadline: Sunday, September 9, 11:59 p.m.

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 and works towards a more respectful, accountable and socially-just campus environment. In partnership with students, student organizations, Multicultural Affairs and campus partners, it strives to continue creating a university community in which students of all identities are supported, valued and celebrated.

Visit our Multicultural Affairs Advisory Council page to learn more and apply. 

Apply to be a Columbia Mentoring Initiative Mentee

Deadline: Sunday, September 16, 11:59 p.m.

The Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) is an inter-generational mentorship program that connects first year and trasnfer students with returning students (upperclass mentors), and all students with alumni. CMI provides students the opportunity to get involved in various "family trees" - Arab and Middle Eastern, Asian, Black, Indigeous, International, Latinx, LGBTQ+ and Mixed Heritage. Although participants will be asked to specify one family tree, we recognize the multiple identities of our students and provide opportunities for CMI participants to get involved in cross-cultural program-wide events. In CMI, you will be part of a family of first years, experienced returning students and alumni with a wealth of knowledge about life on and off campus, as well as campus resources. Bond with an experienced mentor, create long-lasting relationships with your fellow CMI first years, learn about life after Columbia in our career-oriented dinners and gain support from your classmates as you participate in discussions about the intersections of identities.

Visit our Columbia Mentoring Initiative page to learn more and apply. 

Apply to join the Global Ambassador Program

Deadline: Sunday, September 23 11:59 p.m.

The Global Ambassador Program (GAP) is a year-long international friendship program that aims to foster intercultural dialogues among Columbia's diverse student body. The program matches students of different races, nationalities, classes, genders, sexual orientations, and class years. It provides a safer space for discussing topics such as culture shock, communication styles, intercultural conflict styles, social perceptions, and social (dis)comfort. GAP will host monthly themed intercultural events. Ambassador groups will also meet up informally to engage in intercultural activities and discussions. You do not have to be an international student to apply for the program; all Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students are welcome to submit an application.

Visit our Global Ambassador Program page to learn more and apply. 

Multicultural Affairs


505 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-0720

Fax: 212-854-6972

Office Hours
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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