10/17 – BAC Homecoming Celebration

If you have not attended the annual Black Alumni Council (BAC) Homecoming, you are missing the largest annual get-together of Columbia’s Black alumni from all schools and generations. We hope you can make this year’s event on Saturday, October 17 at Providence in New York City. Don’t miss the opportunity to talk sports with BAC’s […]

4/28 — Networking Event for Male Alumni and Students of Color

The Black Alumni Council is working with staff and students of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) invite Asian, Black and Latino Male Alumni to participate in a special professional development and networking event with Men of Color Alliance (MCA). The Men of Color Alliance seeks to provide a safe and supportive space for self-identified […]

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Alumni of Color Honor Eric Holder

Over two hundred and fifty Black, Latino and other alumni of Barnard and Columbia gathered in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at a surprise party to honor former Attorney General Eric Holder, ‘73CC, ‘76 Law. The event to thank our friend and role model, and the nation’s first African American Attorney General, was […]

Millennials Are Not Post-Racial: An Ivy League Education

“I don’t see race” is the oft-heard refrain of many Millennial men and women. Surveys have shown that people of this generation believe themselves to be more tolerant of racial differences than older Americans. These are young people who see the progress America has made in addressing racial disparities as irreversible. This sense of finality […]

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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... __________________________________________________________________________________________________________