Nothing outweighs our commitment to bringing the best students to Columbia and encouraging their success here and in the future.
The Columbia Student Support Initiative, launched in April 2021, is a concerted four-year effort involving all of Columbia’s schools. Donors contribute vitally needed resources for undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and other forms of assistance critical to student success and well-being. Because the needs of students at each school differ to some degree, each school will set its own goals and chart its own path. But the spirit animating the Initiative is shared across the institution: We believe that a Columbia education is transformative for our students and financial need should not be a barrier to accessing it.
Invigorated by the rigorous, humanities-based academic experience for which Columbia College is known, its students emerge from the 116th Street gates prepared to transform society and, with it, the world. College students are forged through the experience of the Core Curriculum, each honing a critical mind, a deliberate and thoughtful consciousness, and a sense of global connectedness that begins with immersion in an exceptionally diverse student body. Through a unique College campaign, Core to Commencement, we will provide rich, tangible experiences that prepare students for a rapidly changing world with a resiliency and holistic perspective that arms them for any opportunity they pursue.
We position student-athletes to excel not only while at Columbia but for the rest of their lives. Columbia Athletics commits to providing one of the most supportive athletics programs in the Ivy League. We hire and retain coaches and staff who are expert educators, mentors, and leaders as we promote consistent competitive success. Student-athletes can connect to mentorship and professional opportunities through internships and job placements in Columbia’s unparalleled New York City location. To ensure all 31 varsity sports continue to thrive, support projects like the Campbell Championship Fund, honoring the late Bill Campbell '62CC, champion and longtime advocate of Athletics.