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Visiting and Exchange Student Orientation Leader Application

Thank you for your interest in being a Visiting and Exchange Student Orientation Leader!

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are role models as well as sources of support and information for new students. They play a major role in facilitating the adjustment of new students to the Columbia community.  Visiting and Exchange students attend Columbia for one semester or one year depending on their program.  They come from both domestic and international institutions and rely on Orientation Leaders to help them transition quickly into the Columbia community.


Event Registration Request Form

Any event in a University Brownstone meeting one or more of the following criteria must be registered through Residential Life and/or the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA):

Note that backyard access is not possible after 10:00 PM.
Please note that events may not include more than 74 individuals.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt doc docx ppt xls xlsx.
An event review may be required based on the number of participants, backyard use, attendance of non-CUID guests, and/or concerns from past events. This event review will also determine if a walk-through is required prior to the event.
Required Compliance
In order to host an event, each chapter must be in compliance with NY State law, university policies, national fraternity insurance guidelines, and the University’s Alcohol and Drug Policy.

• The chapter will not purchase alcoholic beverages through/with chapter funds. The chapter understands the purchase or use of a bulk quantity or common source(s) of alcoholic beverage, for example, kegs, is prohibited.
• The chapter will not co-sponsor, co-finance, attend, or participate in a function at which alcohol is purchased by any of the host chapters.
• No members, collectively or individually, will purchase for, serve to, or sell alcoholic beverages to any minor (i.e., those under legal drinking age).
• The chapter will not serve hard alcohol.
• The chapter will limit available alcohol to one (12oz.) beer or one (5 oz.) glass of wine, per hour, per guest/member of legal age.
• The Event Monitors will remain sober throughout the event.
• The chapter will supply an ample amount of food.
• The chapter will supply an ample amount of non-alcoholic beverages.
• The chapter understands that only people of age can serve and dispense alcohol.
• The chapter will be using the following form(s) of checking ID: wristbands and/or other forms of verification for legal-age attendees (state ID’s, driver’s license, etc.)
• The chapter will not charge a cover/entertainment fee/sell cups, ask for donations, etc.
• The chapter will use wristbands and/or other forms of verification for legal-age attendees.
• The chapter will adhere to the maximum occupancy standards of the facility.
• The chapter will ensure the party ends promptly at 1:00 a.m. on Thursday and 2:00 p.m. on Friday or Saturday night. This is conditional on positive relations with neighbors.


Charity Drive Request

Undergraduate councils and recognized Student Groups on the Morningside Campus (ABC, CI, Club Sports, IGC, MGC, and SGB) may host charity drives in several designated lobbies upon advisor approval.  


Charity Drives May Only Be Permitted in the Following Lobbies:

  1. East Campus
  2. Wien
  3. Furnald
  4. John Jay
  5. Broadway
  6. Schapiro

Each box should also include a sign/label including (DO NOT tape signs to painted walls): Student organization name & group contact email


Professor Kymissis

Professor Ioannis (John) Kymissis is the Faculty-in-Residence for the Living Learning Center (LLC).  With his wife, Carissa Kymissis and their four children, the Kymissis’s live in Hartley Hall.

RSVP for Sept 27-28, 2013 Council and Governing Board Retreat

This Fall's Student Council and Governing Board Retreat will include leaders from the executive boards of the ESC, CCSC, Class Councils, SGB, and ABC.  It promises to be an exciting and productive event!  Please RSVP using the form below whether you are attending or not.  This will allow us to plan appropriately and make proper arrangements for transportation and lodging.

We will be leaving campus on Friday, September 27th at 2pm and returning to campus on Saturday, September 28th by midnight.

**Please RSVP by Friday, Sept. 6 at Noon**



Responsible Community @ Columbia: The Columbia community supports smart, safe, and responsible decisions. Get involved, support your friends, and have fun!

RHLO Application

Welcome to the RHLO Application page!  Please fill out all of the information requested, as well as make sure to upload a current copy of your resume.

Applications will be accepted up until 11:59pm on Sunday, September 15th.

Once you complete your application, you will receive a confirmation email.

If there are any questions, please email

In addition to your application, please upload a current resume.
Files must be less than 1 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png doc docx .pdf.

Are international students eligible for fellowships?

Yes. Many fellowships support work and other experiences in the U.S. and abroad and are open to international students. Those with a U.S. location will require U.S. work eligibility.


New Student Send-offs

Meet alumni and future classmates, and learn about life at Columbia during a New Student Send-off this summer!


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