Community Affairs

The Office of Government and Community Affairs provides information on and access to the University for local residents, community and civic organizations, and others. The Office works to establish and maintain community partnerships, in addition to addressing issues of interest and concern.

GCA is the University’s primary liaison to local Community Boards and represents the University on the boards of several other community organizations. The office tracks and monitors the Manhattanville Campus Expansion Project, responding to community inquiries and providing the University with timely information on neighborhood issues.

The Office also serves as the University’s primary link to the West Harlem Development Corporation and participates in the implementation of the historic West Harlem Community Benefits Agreement and related programs. Columbia University falls within Manhattan Community Board 9. CB9 includes the neighborhoods of Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, Hamilton Heights, and the historic Sugar Hill District.

For more information contact:

Victoria Mason-Ailey, AICP
Associate Vice President for Planning and Community Affairs
212.854.3887
vm116@columbia.edu

Phoebe-Sade Arnold
Director, Community Affairs
212.854.5710
pa2461@columbia.edu