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. If interested in hosting a party or a large event in the IRC, please email Jacquis Watters to get approval for space use.
Interested in living in the IRC?
Learn more about the Intercultural House (ICH) now! ICH Housing Applications for the 2019 - 2020 academic year will be open starting Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Applications will have a priority deadline of Friday, December 14, 2018.
For a complete list of the Intercultural Resource Center’s services please see the IRC Fact Sheet (PDF).