2/17 – BAC Heritage & Scholarship Reception

Honoring Frances Sadler and Peter V. Johnson Join us for one of the highlights of the BAC annual calendar: The Annual Heritage Award and Scholarship Reception Wednesday, February 17 – 7:00 pm Columbia University Club of New York 15 W. 43rd St. (bet 5th & 6th) NYC 10036 Honoring…   Ms. Frances Sadler ‘72BC, Barnard College […]

1/27 – January 2016 General Meeting

  All alumni and current students are welcome at BAC General Body meetings. Our next meeting is: Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Start Time: 6:30pm ET Location: Columbia Alumni Center 622 West 113th Street New York, NY 10025 Please RVSP to to attend in person. To join us via conference line: Dial-In: 1.302.202.1092 | Access Code: 592-3459  

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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... __________________________________________________________________________________________________________