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What is the best way to connect with others who share my religious beliefs?

A great place to start is the Office of the University Chaplain (OUC). The OUC ministers to the individual faiths of Columbia University's diverse community of scholars, students and staff from many different faith traditions while promoting interfaith and intercultural understanding. Toward this goal, the Office of the University Chaplain creates and sponsors programs concerning justice, faith, and spirituality.

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How can I meet other international students, students from my country or with my background?

While we always encourage every student to learn from various communities and cultures while at Columbia and in New York, we understand the need to connect with others who share a similar background during your transition to campus life. Columbia offers over thirty cultural organizations that create spaces for all students who are interested in and/or share a particular culture, and who are excited to share that culture and experiences with the greater campus community.

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Can I join any student group?

Yes. While student groups are open to all students, some groups may require an audition, application or other requirements to join. Many simply allow you to start attending meetings at any time to participate and encourage you to do so. Two large-scale events that showcase student groups at Columbia include an Activities Fair during New Student Orientation Program and the Activities Day fair held every September.
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How can I learn more about Gender and Identity in the U.S. and at Columbia?

College is a time for students to explore and learn more about themselves and others, including their identities such as gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socio-economic class. Multicultural Affairs is a great resource to engage in dialogues, workshops, weekend retreats, one-on-one conversations with a peer or staff member, and programs about identity.

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Residence Hall Leadership Organization (RHLO)

Leadership skills begin at home, and the collegiate experience of the Columbia residence halls helps to develop these skills further.

I want to be involved in student groups. Are there groups that are good for international students?

Columbia has nearly 500 student organizations and international students are encouraged to join any group(s) of interest. Group categories include academic, activist, advocacy, club sports, competition, cultural, dance, governing boards, humanitarian, community service, Fraternity and Sorority Life, LGBTQA, media, music performance, performance, pre-professional, publications, religious, spiritual, social education, special interest, student councils and theater. For a list of those student organizations, please login into Columbia LionLink.

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Make Smart, Safe, and Responsible Choices -- In and Out of the Classroom

Residential Programs and Judicial Affairs and Community Standards are responsible for holding students accountable for behavior that is inconsistent with community values or policies.  Depending on

Tips on Successful Community Living

Whether you are placed in a Carman double, share bathrooms or lounge space in John Jay, Furnald, or Wallach, or live in a suite in Hartley, you will learn the importance of community agreements and

A Message from Columbia Health

Columbia Health is pleased to welcome you to our campus community!

2013 International Student Orientation Program Information Request Form

Please fill out the requested information by Monday, July 15th at 9 AM EST. Please fill out all of the mandated information. If you do not have your flight booked yet, we will follow-up once we get closer to ISOP.

Also, we need your t-shirt size. Please use the following information to determine your shirt size:

Unisex  measurements in inches and centimeters        

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