Presented by Multicultural Affairs, the OMA Graduation Cords are given to graduating seniors in Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and School of General Studies who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to inclusion, global diversity, social justice, and multiculturalism through the OMA, campus leadership, community involvement, academic endeavors, and/or personal dedication.
Following a mediation between two (or more) undergraduate Columbia College/School of Engineering and Applied Science students, please submit the following information. The information provided below helps the Residential Programs staff to continue to support students throughout their on-campus experience at Columbia University. This information will be forwarded to the appropriate staff for follow up and documentation in the Maxient incident management system.
The Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) is an inter-generational mentorship program administered through Multicultural Affairs (OMA) that connects historically underrepresented first year students with returning students (sophomores, juniors and seniors) from shared social identities, and all students with alumni. CMI provides students the opportunity to get involved in various "family trees" including Arab and Middle Eastern, Asian, Black, Indigenous, International, Latino, and LGBTQ.
The OMA Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) is an inter-generational mentorship program that connects first years with returning students (Upper-Class Mentors), and all students with alumni. CMI provides students the opportunity to get involved in various "family trees" - Arab and Middle Eastern, Asian, Black, Indigeous, International, Latino, and LGBTQ. Although participants will be asked to specify one family tree, we recognize the multiple identities of our students and provide opportunities for CMI participants to get involved in cross-cultural program-wide events.
Disputes, conflicts, and complaints are a normal part of university life. Mediation allows parties in a dispute to control the outcomes of their conflicts. Mediation can work well for people who want to avoid the stress and inflexibility of more formal procedures or for people who need to continue working relationships. Many kinds of conflicts can be resolved successfully through mediation.