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 Government & Community Affairs invites you to an information session on congressional and other internship opportunities in Washington D.C in Lerner Hall's Broadway Room on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registering to vote is the most straightforward way to engage in the democratic process.  We know that voter turnout increases when people urge their friends to vote. Whatever your voting preference, we hope that Columbia students will do their part to increase turnout in 2014 by making their voices heard come November 4th. Please see Government and Community Affairs' voter registration page for a complete listing of voting resources.