11/20- B.O.S.S. Family Dinner and Fundraiser

Dear Columbia University Black Alumni: Greetings from The Barnard Organization of Soul Sisters (B.O.S.S.)–Barnard’s longest running cultural student group for Black students since its establishment in 1968. On November 20th, B.O.S.S. will be hosting its annual Family Dinner – a celebration of family and fellowship centered around a free soul food dinner for members of […]

BAC General Body Meeting With NYT’s Dean Baquet

Join us for our monthly meeting with our special guest Columbia’s own Dean Baquet,  ?executive editor of The New York Times?, the top position in the newsroom?. Mr. Baquet will meet with Black alumni and student leaders about student activism and communication in an Interconnected World. Mr. Baquet was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for investigative […]

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Columbia Joins White House Research Initiative to Advance Equity for Women and Girls of Color

English and African American Studies Prof. Farah Jasmine Griffin (left) and Dean of Social Sciences Alondra Nelson NEW YORK, N.Y. (Nov. 13, 2015) — Columbia University has become a founding member of the White House-sponsored Collaborative to Advance Equity Through Research, a national effort to engage colleges, universities and other mission-driven organizations in meaningful action […]

Eric Holder to Receive Alexander Hamilton Medal

Eric H. Holder Jr. ’73, LAW’76 will be presented the 2015 Alexander Hamilton Medal on November 19, at the Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner, an annual black-tie event. The medal, the highest honor paid to a member of the Columbia College community, is awarded annually by the Columbia College Alumni Association for distinguished service to the College and accomplishment […]

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About BAC

The Black Alumni Council of Columbia University (BAC) is an organization of current and future black alumni of across all schools of Columbia University dedicated to the support of its members. Our support is focused on: Fundraising, Social, educational, and networking events, University-wide outreach and communication and Mentoring. Read More... __________________________________________________________________________________________________________


The BAC works with the Columbia College Fund to raise money for current-use and summer study scholarships for the Black Alumni Council Scholarship Fund (BASF). The revenue from this fund, along with the dollars we raise each year, will provide financial aid in perpetuity to a greater number of students eligible for the BAC’s support. Read More... __________________________________________________________________________________________________________


The Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) is a mentoring organization for Columbia undergraduate students that aims to create one-on-one mentoring partnerships between first year students and upperclassmen in order to facilitate ease the academic and social transition for incoming students. CMI is organized into five identity groups: Black, Latino, Asian, International and LGBTQ. Each mentoring pair belongs to one of these five affinity groups that are each coordinated by a student chair who organizes group events, and each affinity group interacts with the larger CMI community through CMI-wide events. Read More... __________________________________________________________________________________________________________