University Life Initiatives

Help shape community citizenship at Columbia through these university-wide initiatives, and participate in workshops, task forces and working groups with students, faculty and administrators from across the University.

Welcome to Columbia Pre-Orientation Tutorial

Every student who is new to a degree program at Columbia completes two tutorials that introduce important university policies and values which are core to membership in the Columbia University community, as well key resources available to all students, and valuable skills to help you thrive and excel during your time here. 


Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative

Take the Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative and become a student leader in this University-wide commitment to communicating and acting with integrity for others, rejecting sexual harassment, and working to prevent sexual assault and other gender-based misconduct.

Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging

This Task Force works to identify issues and develop responsive strategies that address students’ experiences both in and outside of the classroom related to diversity, inclusion and a sense of belonging on campus.

The Graduate Initiative

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. Join us to meet and collaborate with graduate students from all Columbia schools, and participate in innovative programs and supportive spaces. 


Campus Conversations Initiative

A dialogue-based initiative that offers a way to talk about identity and community with peers, friends of friends and others across campus.

The University Life Events Council

Convened by the Office of University Life, student representatives from every school develop University-wide events that energize the community and create opportunities for you to connect with others from schools across Columbia.


Wellness Days @ Columbia

Wellness Days are a joint effort of students, faculty and staff, and are part of an ongoing focus on mental health, well-being and community citizenship at Columbia.