Looking for guidance related to your academic experience on campus? Your adviser can help you select classes and plan your schedule, choose a major or concentration, discuss your academic needs and develop educational goals.
Students seeking help for body image concerns or eating disorders have access to eating disorder assessments and counseling, which can include short-term individual or group counseling, and nutritional consultations.
As a members of the University community, students are expected to uphold the highest standards of respect, integrity and civility. Students can also seek guidance about how to report a general concern or get support with academic or gender-based misconduct, harassment or a University rules violation.
Equal access for students with disabilities including physical, hearing, visual, learning and psychological conditions. Students seeking reasonable accommodations or support services from Disability Services are required to register with the office.
If you or someone you know is having an emergency, dial 911 or contact Columbia University Public Safety at 212-854-5555. For information about emergency and safety support for students, learn more about Emergency Medical Services and Public Safety's services, including Safety Escorts.
International students have access to programs and support services to help them as they transition to the Columbia community, including helping them connect with the numerous international communities on campus, and supporting and assisting them as they plan for life beyond Columbia.
Support for students with learning disabilities includes scheduling a non-clinical consultation and learning more about academic accommodations available, including note taking, testing accommodations and other support services. Students seeking reasonable accommodations or support services from Disability Services are required to register with the office.
Students have access to student groups, events, education, advocacy and other services and resources to help all students explore and better understand diverse queer and trans idenitities, experiences and communities at Columbia and beyond.
Columbia works to foster a welcoming and inclusive community by supporting undergraduate students in the development of skills and awareness of self and others required to responsibly engage, serve and lead at Columbia and beyond.
Students have access to support for conditions including physical impairments, temporary injuries and chronic illnesses. Students seeking reasonable accommodations or support services from Disability Services are required to register with the office.
Relationships, as a means of social support, are integral to staying healthy. Learn how to build and maintain healthy relationships, identify signs of unhealthy relationships and manage complexities in relationships.
Violence in relationships can take different forms. Students have access to support to help them understand the definitions of sexual violence as well as to find prevention and consent education programs, and services to support survivors.
Students looking for guidance as they conduct research can access a variety of tools and guidance through the Columbia Libraries, including services specifically for undergraduates. Students also have access to support as they search for research opportunities both on- and off-campus.
Students’ friendships, academics and extracurricular activities extend into the residence halls, creating an active campus life and strong residential communities and learning environments where creativity and connections can flourish are fostered.
When life gets stressful, take a deep breath! Relax. Catch some ZZZs. Refuel and refresh. Students have access to a variety of resources to help cope with stress, so be sure to reach out to people who can help.
Students have access to student groups, events, education, advocacy and other services and resources to help all students explore and better understand racial and ethnic identities, histories, experiences and communities at Columbia and beyond.
The reasons to spend a summer, semester or year abroad vary from person to person. Consider your personal, academic and professional goals and motivations for study abroad. Study abroad should not be a parenthesis in your life, but rather an experience that shapes and influences your future.
Students looking for support to manage common concerns — including stress reduction, substance use, trauma, identity concerns and more — can talk with peers in support groups facilitated by a clinician.
Students take leaves of absence from Columbia for a variety of reasons. Students can learn more about policies and procedures around leaves of absence, including tuition refund policies and elective tuition refund insurance.
Students take leaves of absence from Columbia for a variety of reasons. Students can learn more about the length of time they can be away, tuition, financial aid, housing and health insurance, and about procedures for returning from a leave.