10/16 – IRAAS: Post-Racial Mythologies, Post Ferguson Realities

Post-Racial Mythologies, Post Ferguson Realities Event Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY 10037-1801 (212) 491-4200 Unfortunately, the August 9, 2014, the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, was not an isolated incident. Nor will the […]

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Columbia Alums Prep High School Students for SAT

BROOKLYN—On Saturday, a team of volunteers representing the BAC shared an afternoon with over 40 high school students to tutor and teach smart approaches to taking the SAT. The workshop, organized by the Catalyst Network Foundation (CNF), featured two sessions covering strategies for the math and verbal sections of the test. CNF engages under-served and […]

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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... __________________________________________________________________________________________________________