The Office of University Life

The mission of the Office of University Life is to further the academic and community experience of students, faculty, and staff at Columbia. Throughout the academic year, this office in collaboration with other Columbia student life offices and academic departments will sponsor programming and other required initiatives to achieve this mission.


All Columbia students are encouraged to participate in required Office of University Life initiatives. However, new students must participate in and complete the Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative and the Welcome to Columbia and Haven pre-arrival tutorials. For more information, visit our website.