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Of-the-Year Award Winners

The National Residence Hall Honorary, on behalf of Residential Life and the Columbia residential community, is incredibly proud to pres

Of-the-Year Awards


Columbia residential student leaders, staff, and groups are eligible for nomination.

On Campus Food Service Policy

Columbia University prohibits the sale or distribution of any foods by any organization including, but not limited to student groups, faculty, or staff unless the foods are prepared in a kitchen th

2016 Orientation Leader Application

Applications for New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) Orientation Leaders are currently being accepted. To begin the application process, please log-in using your Uni and password.  All CC and SEAS students should be able to log into the system. The log-in is located in the upper right hand corner of this page. If you have any questions, please email the NSOP Staff.

Applicant Information
Most of our OLs will serve First-Year students. However, some will serve our Transfer and Combined Plan students. Please answer the below questions to indicate if you are interested in being an OL for the Transfer and/or Combined Plan students.
Additional Questions
Short Responses
Please keep your short answer responses to 250 words or less.
Interview Time Slot
Please select at least four interview time slots you are available to attend.
Authorizing Signature
By clicking "Submit" I acknowledge that: I am a currently enrolled undergraduate student in Columbia College or The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science in good University standing. I must remain in good University standing in order to serve in this role. I agree that my academic status may be verified by the Berick Center for Student Advising. I agree that my disciplinary history and current status will be verified by Student Conduct and Community Standards. Undergraduate Student Life will confirm my participation in the Sexual Respect Initiative. Submission of this application takes the place of my legal signature, and I affirm all the information contained herein is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

Resident Adviser Individual Interview Evaluation


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.

Resident Adviser Applicant Self-Evaluation


Resident Adviser Host Evaluation Form

Directions: Host will use this form to record information about how the candidate interacts with the rest of their group or with the host throughout the process.  This is an opportunity to record anything that you see that will be helpful for us to know in choosing new staff that may not be captured in the other exercise/interview evaluations.


Group Exercise Evaluation Form

This is the electronic evaluation for the Group Exercise during the Student Staff Selection Process. 

Clarity, precision, frequency, degree of engagement, pattern of communication, etc)
Posture, eye contact, gestures, etc.
knowledge of RA position, understanding of community.
High influence, low influence, persuasive, dominant, democratic, peacemaker, etc.
Initiator, information seeker, information giver, clarifier, summarizer, consensus seeker, etc.
Seeks solutions/resolution, withdraws, becomes frustrated, etc.

Resident Adviser Facilitated Group Discussion Evaluation

Instructions:  Please check off statements which are descriptive of the candidate’s participation and provide a description of what role the candidate played during the activity.  Be Specific!  For example, if someone is playing the leader role, do not simply write, “group leader.”  It is expected that you explain what behavior they are displaying.  Give detailed comments and fill out the form completely.



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