May 04, 2017

Columbia University Named One of 2016 Diversity Champions

The oldest and largest higher education diversity magazine and website, INSIGHT Into Diversity, has named Columbia University a Diversity Champion. Diversity Champions are Colleges and Universities that exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. Columbia University is one of only 13 colleges and universities across the nation have been selected for this honor.

September 19, 2016

Give Back this Fall: Volunteer with a Columbia Community Service Agency

Columbia Community Service (CCS) seeks to inspire the faculty, staff, and retirees of Columbia, Barnard, and Teachers College to help address the needs of underserved individuals residing in the neighborhoods surrounding the University. With funds raised through its annual campaign, CCS makes grants to local nonprofit organizations focused on education, food and emergency services, eldercare, the arts, and the environment and parks. Columbia faculty, students and staff can also contribute their time by volunteering with one of these great organizations.

October 20, 2016

Read Ahead invites Columbia faculty, staff, and students to become volunteer mentors

Read Ahead ignites a love of reading in young students through mentoring, improving their confidence as well as their odds for success in school and life. Since 1991, Read Ahead has partnered volunteer mentors with elementary school students throughout New York City for one-on-one lunchtime reading-based mentoring sessions. Through the over 15,000 lunch hours spent annually in Read Ahead, our students develop confidence and other social and emotional skills crucial for success.