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Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program Leader Consent Form

I am exercising my free choice to participate voluntarily in the Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program’s (COOP) Fall trip. I recognize that this decision involves certain risks and I am willing to accept responsibility for those risks.

Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program (COOP) Participant Consent Form

I understand that the goals of Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program (COOP) are to provide a positive experience in a supportive group environment. I am aware that as a participant I am required to follow the policies and guidelines set by COOP and instructions from the Outdoor Orientation Leaders. As part of Columbia University, COOP adheres to the University standards of respect for others. COOP is a substance-free program- alcohol or drugs of any kind are prohibited. Any violation of the substance policy may result in judiciary action.

International @ Columbia

Columbia University is one of the most international institutions of higher education in the United States.

Brownstone Application

Community Development is pleased to open the brownstone selection process to all Columbia College and Engineering residential students with guaranteed housing. This exciting and distinct opportunity offers students the ability to form a group around a specific theme or focus and create a living and learning environment in one of three brownstones along 114th street.

Group Representative/Organizer
e.g. 212-555-1212
Group Representative/Organizer
e.g. 212-555-1212
536 West 114th (capacity: 22)
542 West 114th (capacity: 18)
546 West 114th (capacity: 16)
The Brownstone Review Committee shall determine final placements
Current number of students interested in living in this space

(Note: Only existing FSL or SIC communities with current housing allocations in the residence halls in which the CU/BC exchange applies may include BC students at the existing BC cap.)

Application Format

Applications should not exceed ten (10) total pages in length and should be double spaced. Responses to each question should be thorough, yet concise.  Please be sure to indicate each of the five sections below in your application.


Provide a description of your group’s role at Columbia to include:

  • A statement of the group’s values.
  • A description Group’s on-going benefit to the Columbia community including evidence of any previous achievement in meeting its goals.
  • Explanation of how the group’s goals tie into the core values of Residential Programs.
  • If you are affiliated with a national/regional recognizing body, is your organization in good standing with that body? Please provide a letter of support for your application from your group’s Columbia advisor.  If you are an FSL community, please submit your ALPHA standards results from December 2011.


  • Explain how your group plans to use the brownstone to advance the mission/values of your organization.
  • Explain how your organization plans to incorporate the RP core values into the culture of the house.
  • Describe how the brownstone will increase a sense of community, both for your group or the greater Columbia community.
  • Explain how the group’s goals extend beyond the community.


  • Describe any successful programs the group has sponsored in the past.
  • Provide examples of the types of events/programs that might be planned.  (Note the maximum occupancy capacity of each of the brownstones is 75.)
  • What is the larger Columbia community access to events? What type? How many?
  • How will others be “invited” into the house?
  • If this is a new Special Interest Community, explain the intended focus of the programming.


  • Please provide information on how membership has grown or been maintained over the last two-three years.
  • Describe the expectations of group members with regard to participation in the group’s activities.
  • Explain how members will be held accountable for participation by the organization.
  • Provide information on how members of your group will be selected to live in the brownstone. Members choosing to live in the brownstone agree to have RP check that they are in good judicial standing.


  • Explain why living in a Brownstone will benefit the group.
  • Organizations with other housing assigned should explain why the Brownstone will be a better option for housing.

Please note the following Conditions for Housing:

If your proposal is accepted, and you are assigned to one of the Brownstones, you will be subject to the following conditions:

  • You must submit a tentative roster in Excel format with names of individuals (include first, last, UNI, and school affiliation) intending to reside in the brownstone, as well as a list of 4-6 alternates should the need arise. A Housing Chair must be designated.
  • The committee determines housing placement of each selected group. This placement is made for a three year period, subject to regular reviews, and the placement will be evaluated annually by an appointed committee consisting of students and administrators.
  • Failure to maintain a strong and successful program, to fill beds, or to abide by disciplinary rules could result in termination of the group’s assignment in the brownstone.
  • Participation is required in all meetings and trainings as determined by the Office of Residential Programs.
  • An advisor from the Office of Residential Programs will be assigned to work with each community.
  • On-going feedback and formal annual review will determine length of placement.

Please contact Dean Terry Martinez at should you have any questions regarding the application.


Your application can be uploaded in the following file formats: .txt, .rtf, .pdf, .doc, or .docx
Files must be less than 800 bytes.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.

Welcome to Our Community!

We invite you to learn more about the community values that guide our 28 diverse

Social Event Registration Form - Brownstone

You must submit this form to the Office of Residential Programs-Fraternity & Sorority Life at least 5 days prior to your event. YOUR SUBMISSION IS TIME STAMPED-NO EXCEPTIONS! Your party is not registered until you have received confirmation from the Office of Residential Programs-Fraternity & Sorority Life .

ONLY organizations meeting all of the criteria below may use this form to register social events.

1. Fraternity/Sorority with Full Recognition from the Office of Residential Programs-Fraternity & Sorority Life


Live at Lerner Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in being a part of Live at Lerner for the 2014 - 2015 academic year.  We are looking for a volunteer to help us plan events for Live at Lerner that will help bring the Columbia community together. If you are interested in being a part of Live at Lerner to help foster community in Lerner Hall and elsewhere at Columbia, consider applying to be a volunteer. 

Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact Aaron Gomes ( or Robbie Lyman (

By checking off "I Agree" you affirm that you understand the commitment involved and will be an active participant. By checking "I Agree" you also give the university permission to check your academic and judicial records. Please understand that you must be in good standing in order to be involved with Live at Lerner.


OMA Graduation Cord Ceremony Registration

Tuesday, May 3, 2016  *  2pm-4pm  *  Faculty House, Presidential Ballroom

Please enter your name as you would like printed in the program.
If attending, please provide the phonetic spelling of your name. We will be calling up each recipient to receive their cord during the ceremony.
Your nomination may be highlighted during the ceremony. Please share the pronouns you would for us to use while we describe your accomplishments at Columbia.

Clone of Club Recharge Evaluation


Year in school (example: 2012, 2015 or graduate student, etc)
School you are attending (example: CC, SEAS undergrad/graduate, GS, Barnard or name of graduate school)
What is your role within your organization?
How many previous years (NOT including 2011-12) of experience do you have on an SGB/IGB/ABC group executive board at CU?
Please provide honest and thoughtful feedback; your insight into what student leaders need and how we can make these events work better for you is critical for healthy organizations and successful programs on campus. Please be as thorough as you can – we really do listen and incorporate this feedback on future events! Please rate different aspects of the Club Recharge sessions that you attended by clicking on the corresponding headers below. Please only rate the workshops sessions that you attended. If you did not attend a particular workshop, just skip that area. In the comments section for each workshop, please add any additional information about your ratings (especially suggestions if you gave a low rating) or any questions or suggestions about the workshop in general.
The Program is Right
This session served its function as a welcome and starting point for the day.
The time allotted was appropriate for the amount of information covered.
The program served to frame the remainder of the day.
The text-in feature made the program interactive and engaging.
This session introduced me to who my advisor is and what s/he does.
Given my learning style, the workshop was structured in a way that allowed me to learn.
First Advisor Session
The time allotted was appropriate for the amount of information covered.
The information given in the workshop was useful in a practical sense.
This workshop set the tone and expectations for the day.
This workshop helped clarify my advisor's role and expectations of her/him.
This workshop helped clarify my role and my advisor's expectations of me.
Second Advisor Session
The time allotted was appropriate for the amount of information covered.
The information given in the workshop was useful in a practical sense.
This workshop helped debrief the case studies that we worked on throughout the day.
This session helped wrap up the day and answer any final questions.
Please rate your overall experience with Club Recharge.
The communication I received informing me about Club Recharge was adequate.
The registration process was clear and effective.
The workshops that were offered covered the necessary topics for performing my role well.
Club Recharge was a safe space where I could ask questions and contribute my opinion and experiences.
I was physically comfortable in the workshop spaces.
The format and schedule of the day were appropriate for allowing access to the information covered.
Division of Responsibilities
Did you need to divide up the day among different members of your group? If so, what was your plan to divide up the day and/or how did you coordinate this with your group members?
How did the day-long format work for you? Would different formats work better (2 evening sessions, for example)? If so, what format(s) would you propose? Why?
How could Community Development increase attendance at Club Recharge?
Case Study Overall
How did the case study process work for you? Did you like that it determined what workshops you would attend? If not, which workshops would you have chosen to attend instead?
Case Study Accuracy
Did you identify with the case study as an accurate reflection of a situation that you are likely to encounter in your programming? Why or why not? What, if anything, should we change?
Case Study Usefulness
Did the case study help you clarify what knowledge you were lacking in order to fulfill your executive role effectively?
Second Advisor Session
Did you stay for the second advisor session? If not, why and what would have made you stay longer? What can we do to ensure student leaders stay for the full duration of Club Recharge?
Necessary information
Was there anything you need to know to run your organization that was not addressed during the day? If so, what? What are you ideas on how/where to include this info? Do you think you would have gained this information if you had attended different workshop sessions?
Most helpful
What was the most helpful part of the day? Why?
Areas for improvement
Are there any parts of Club Recharge that you felt were unnecessary or redundant? Which parts and why do you feel that way? How can we improve these particular pieces?
Institutional memory
How are you going to incorporate the information you gained at Club Recharge in to your institutional memory (that is, how are you going to make sure that this important stuff is passed on from member to member from year to year)?
How can we make Club Recharge more student-led and/or incorporate your voice more in the design and facilitation of the day? Would you want to be involved in putting on Club Recharge? (No, that’s not binding [remember, this is anonymous!], it’s just to gauge if students would be interested in having a higher level of involvement in general.)
Thank you!
Your feedback is invaluable in constantly improving our trainings and events. Thank you for your time and dedication!


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