What is the IRC?
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.
For a complete list of the Intercultural Resource Center’s services please see the IRC fact sheet.
Interested in reserving space in the IRC?
The IRC has two event spaces available for both student organizations and community groups. If you would like to host a large event in the IRC, please email Jacquis Watters to get approval for space use.