What is the IRC?
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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.
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.
Interested in reserving space in the IRC?
The IRC has two event spaces available to be reserved for both student organizations and community groups. The maximum capacity of each room is twenty-five people. If you are interested in using the space for general meeting purposes, please contact Multicultural Affairs. However, if you are interested in hosting a party or a large event in the IRC on a Thursday through Saturday evening, there is a two-step process you must follow. First, email Janae Hubbard to get approval for space use. Once you have received confirmation of approval, you must register your event.
Interested in living in the IRC?
Learn more about the Intercultural House (ICH). Applicants are currently being waitlisted for the 2018-19 Academic year, if you are interested in being placed on the waitlist then please follow this link.
For a complete list of the Intercultural Resource Center’s services please see the IRC Fact Sheet (PDF).