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Multicultural Affairs

Intercultural Resource Center (IRC)


What is the IRC?

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Students of Color

There are a number of resources available at Columbia that may interest students of color.

OMA Graduate Assistantships

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) at Columbia University is excited to welcome graduate students to be a part of our team.

Critical Intellectual Inquiry

As you interact dialectically in the classroom and in social life, OMA will engage you in critical intellectual inquiry on issues of commonality and difference to help you meet the career and socie

Intercultural House Residents (ICH)

The Intercultural House (ICH) is the residential component of the IRC.

Freedom School

ICH residents created Freedom School to provide an environment for students to critically engage material and texts not explored in traditional classroom settings.  This informal discussion gr

Cultural & Identity Based Student Organizations

The OMA advises over 40 cultural and identity based student organizations that are recognized by the Activities Board at Columbia (ABC) or the


Would you find it helpful to have a Columbia student to answer some of your questions about professors, courses, living in the residence halls, making friends, clubs and organizations, internships,


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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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