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9/30 – Columbia Connects 2014: NYC

Join the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) for this year’s Columbia Connects—bringing alumni together to share our shared Columbia experience, discover new connections, and build a stronger network of Columbians across the globe. We hope you’ll take part in our NYC event, culminating a month of celebrations with alumni near and far. This will be a […]

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Will Ferguson be a moment or a movement?

A woman at vigil in Washington’s Meridian Hill Park this month held a sign listing the names of some of those killed by police officers across the country in recent years. The gathering was prompted by the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post) Fredrick Harris is a professor of […]

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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... __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Scholarships

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... __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Mentorship

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... __________________________________________________________________________________________________________