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.


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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.