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.


Come meet representatives from approximately 70 early childhood education programs
Make a difference in the life of a child by volunteering as a mentor in the Read Ahead reading program

On September 17th, Columbia University joins the nation in celebrating Constitution Day, which commemorates the date when delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 convened to sign the document.   The date was established as a federal observance in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia.