The Office of Government & Community Affairs (GCA) is the University’s primary liaison with federal, state, and local government, as well as with residents, community leaders, and civic organizations in surrounding neighborhoods. The office serves as a gateway to Columbia, responding to a range of inquiries concerning the University.  GCA staff also manages Columbia Community Service (CCS), a program through which Columbia faculty and staff contribute to local non-profit organizations.  The office also has special responsibilities with regard to development of the university's campus expansion in Manhattanville and the associated West Harlem Community Benefits Agreement.


The Office of the President and the Office of Government and Community Affairs are pleased to host the spring 2014 blood drive campaign: a drive by Columbia – for Columbians.
Every year 12,000 patients search the marrow registry with hopes of finding their life-saving match. Please register today!
As part of our continuing efforts to keep you informed about Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus in West Harlem, we have posted the University’s most recent official report submitted to Empire State Development (ESD) on our Web site. In addition, we would like to highlight the programs and events below should you wish to participate or submit program applications.