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.



Columbia University has a long and proud history of civic engagement, playing a central role in our nation’s politics, past and present.


The Office of Government and Community Affairs in collaboration with the Office of Work Life hosts the Annual Early Education and Child Care Fair (For Parents and Expectant Parents)


Lunch choices can be especially tough in these busy times: Tuna salad, or a slice?  Eat at my desk or lay on the lawn? 

We have an easy solution for you!  Why not become a Power Lunch Reading Buddy?