The Intercultural Resource Center (IRC) is devoted to promoting a just society and exploring intercultural and diversity issues within and beyond the Columbia University community. The IRC provides a forum for education and social exchange that encourages self-discovery, increased social awareness and an appreciation of the cultural histories within and between communities on campus. We strive to equip students, faculty and staff with the tools necessary to empower themselves, successfully navigate their environments and positively impact the community at large. Learn more about our mission, goals and history.
The IRC is housed within two adjoining brownstones and includes meeting spaces, a residential community (the Intercultural House), a student-run library, a backyard garden and administrative offices.
Want to reserve space in the IRC?
The IRC has two event spaces that are prioritized for Intercultural House resident events and Multicultural Affairs programming. Student organizations may also reserve the space as availability allows. If you area student group leader and would like to host a meeting or small event in the IRC, please email Multicultural Affairs to get approval for space use.