Get Involved

Whether you want to help plan or attend fun events, work with other students, faculty and staff on inclusion and belonging or be an ambassador for sexual respect and student well-being, the Office of University Life has an opportunity for you!

University Life Events Council

The University Life Events Council comprises students from each school who plan activities that connect students all across Columbia.

Columbia Welcome Ambassadors 

Ambassadors welcome students to the new academic year, plan events and help shape community at Columbia. Columbia Welcome cultivates a sense of belonging and an inclusive community for new and returning students at the start of the academic year. Events and workshops are open to all students.

Learn more.

Wellness Days Ambassadors 

Wellness Days Ambassadors are student leaders who help promote, plan and staff events, and collaborate with other student leaders to engage in health and well-being dialogue. Wellness Days offer students a series of events and workshops focused on supporting the mental health and well-being of the Columbia Community.

Recruitment for Wellness Days Ambassadors will resume in Fall 2020.

Sexual Respect Ambassadors

Sexual Respect Ambassadors help spread the word, engage with other student leaders and contribute ideas to the Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative (SRI).

Recruitment for Sexual Respect Ambassadors will resume in Fall 2020.

The Graduate Initiative for Inclusion and Engagement

Join the Graduate Initiative Advisory Board to meet and collaborate with graduate students from all Columbia schools, and participate in creating innovative programming and supportive spaces.   

The Graduate Initiative for Inclusion and Engagement is part of Columbia’s commitment to diversity and the success of all graduate and professional school students. Contribute to the initiative and share your ideas. Sign up for the advisory board today


Read more on the Graduate Initiative.

Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging

The Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging works to identify issues and develop responsive strategies that address students’ experience —in and out of the classroom —around diversity, inclusion and a sense of belonging on campus. 

Join the Task Force. All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

Campus Conversations Facilitator

Learn how to facilitate a dynamic conversation about race and inclusion. Campus Conversations is a dialogue-based initiative focused on building community through conversation. It's brought to you by the Columbia University Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging.

Sign-up to become a facilitator, join the network or learn about upcoming conversations.

Learn more about Campus Conversations


Interschool Governing Board and Student Organization Advising

The Office of University Life advises the Interschool Governing Board and student organizations recognized by the board. We also provide resources and training for graduate student organizations, best practices for event planning and leadership development workshops. 

For more information, write to

Learn more about IGB.