4/1 – Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities

Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities Date: April 1, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EDT Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library This program will feature an address by Craig S. Wilder, Professor and Head of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Author, titled Ebony & Ivy: […]

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Alexandria and George Van Amson BlackGraduation 5-19-2013

Sponsor A Gift For A Graduating Black Columbian

We are thankful for the support we garner each year from alumni who make the Black Graduation ceremony a successful and special event. Last year we were able to raise enough money to purchase custom graduation stoles for all of nearly 120 students who walked down the graduation aisle. This year, even more graduating seniors […]

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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... __________________________________________________________________________________________________________