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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.


Career Advice for International Students

Please R.S.V.P. if you plan to join us to dicuss strategies for finding summer internships and full-time employment. Free dinner and advice!

Date: Monday, December 8, 2014

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Lerner 505 Lounge


ROOTEd Facilitator Application

The ROOTEd team of peer facilitators is trained in issues of power, privilege and oppression and how this translates on a diverse college campus. Facilitators examine their own personal and cultural place in contemporary society through innovative exercises and are trained to be facilitators around diversity issues. 

Application is due on September 22, 2015, by 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Applicant Information
If undecided, please type "undecided."
The questions are linked at the top of the page.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Campus Address
Local Address
Include apartment number (if applicable).
Contact Information

NSOP Spring 2015 Orientation Leader Statement of Acceptance and Understanding of Expectations

Congratulations on being selected as one of the 2015 Visiting and Exchange New Student Orientation Program’s Orientation Leaders. You are the front line in interacting with the new incoming students; therefore your role is very important in helping their transition to Columbia University.


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New York, NY 10027

Call: (212) 854-3612

Fax: (212) 854-9801

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