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International Resource Team

The International Resource Team (IRT) is a cross-functional work-team responsible for identifying undergraduate international student issues, and streamlining support by sharing information and col

Your Story: What has OMA meant to your Columbia experience?

In honor of the tenth anniversary of Multicultural Affairs, we are compiling stories from students and alumni about their involvement with OMA and the impact its programs, services, and staff have had on their Columbia experiences.

We are accepting both written and video submissions. Please note the format guidelines for each: 

Student/Alum Information
SUBMIT YOUR NARRATIVE: What has OMA meant to your Columbia experience?
You may submit a written narrative (by providing text in the field below or uploading a file) or a video (by sharing the link or uploading the file). You are welcome to submit both.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png.

Career Advice for International Students

Please R.S.V.P. if you plan to join us to dicuss strategies for finding summer internships and full-time employment. Free dinner and advice!

Date: Monday, December 8, 2014

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Lerner 505 Lounge


ROOTEd Facilitator Application

The ROOTEd team of peer facilitators is trained in issues of power, privilege and oppression and how this translates on a diverse college campus. Facilitators examine their own personal and cultural place in contemporary society through innovative exercises and are trained to be facilitators around diversity issues. 

Application is due on September 22, 2015, by 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Applicant Information
If undecided, please type "undecided."
The questions are linked at the top of the page.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Campus Address
Local Address
Include apartment number (if applicable).
Contact Information

Diversity Initiative Grant Application

Through the Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Diversity Initiative Grant is available to Columbia-recognized student organizations to support events that fulfill at least two of the following objectives: foster diversity education, promote multicultural awareness, and create avenues for cross-cultural dialogue.

i.e. lecture, panel, meeting, discussion, film showing and talk back, symposium, conference (Please note that cultural showcases and fashion shows will not be considered for the DIG)
Please include your organizations' funding contribution, projected expenses (i.e. honoraria, tech fees, security fees, catering expenses, marketing costs, and other related expenses) and expected revenue (i.e. ticket sales, donations, and co-sponsorships -- specify organizations, offices, and other sources that have committed financial contributions). Files may use the following file formats: .doc, .docx, .xls, and .xlsx
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png txt pdf doc docx ppt xlsx.
(Total Projected Expenses) minus (Total Projected Funding & Revenue)
(The DIG provides up to $500.)

Programs and Services by Areas

OMA aims to strengthen and enhance the richly diverse fabric of the Columbia community by providing and supporting programs and services in the following areas:

Under1Roof 2015: Make-Up Sessions

Under1Roof is a required program for all incoming first year students in Columbia College and Columbia Engineering. It explores how we individually and collectively create an inclusive community at Columbia University. It provides the framework on how intergroup understanding and community building are achieved through continual engagement and education about the different social identities that all students bring to campus. It is the exciting beginning of a sustained dialogue that we hope will last throughout a student’s education here and beyond.

Preferred Session to AttendCan AttendCannot Attend
Friday, October 9th, 1pm-3:45pm
Sunday, October 11th, 1pm-3:45pm
Friday, October 16th, 1pm-3:45pm
Sunday, October 18th, 1pm-3:45pm
Please share any additional information or considerations that we should take into account when scheduling your make-up session. Also, if you are unable to attend any session, please let us know.


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Multicultural Affairs


510 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-0720

Fax: 212-854-9801

Office Hours
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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