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.

announcements

The Office of the President and the Office of Government and Community Affairs - in collaboration with several of our student organizations - are pleased to host the spring 2016 blood drive campaign: a drive by Columbia – for Columbians.
Make a difference in the life of a child by volunteering as a mentor in the Read Ahead reading program

Columbia University’s Community Scholars Program is seeking nominations and applications for its next class; the deadline is Friday, April 29, 2016.  The program, one of the benefits associated with the Manhattanville Campus Expansion, offers independent, community-based scholars from Northern Manhattan access to a suite of Columbia University services and resources in order to work toward the completion of a particular project or to attain skill in a particular area.