5/14-Black Graduation 2016

Join in the celebration of Black 2016 graduates at Black Graduation this year – Saturday, May 14th, 2:30pm in Roone Arledge Auditorium. Black Graduation serves as an intimate gathering for family, friends, and members of the Columbia community to celebrate the culture and accomplishments of the undergraduate graduating class. This ceremony has a long standing […]

3/22–Leveraging Resources for Common Good

  Join the BAC and the Catalyst Network Foundation for a Meeting of the Minds event “Leveraging Resources for Common Good.” Date: Tuesday, March, 22, 2016 Time: 6pm to 9pm Location: Taj Lounge, 48W 21st, New York, NY 10010 Ticket Price: BAC members $10; Guest (Early Registration) $15 RSVP:   Tawan Davis – Chief […]

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Celebrating the Completion of the David N. Dinkins Archives

The life and career of New York’s first African American mayor, David N. Dinkins, is one for the history books. Now, there will be no better place than Columbia for scholars looking to write them. The David N. Dinkins Papers and Oral History Project, housed at Columbia University Libraries, has now been completed, offering researchers […]

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 […]

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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... __________________________________________________________________________________________________________