Office of Student Affairs
Additional Resources for those in need of support during this time:
- Counseling and Psychological Services: Can be reached 24/7 at 212-854-2878 & additional resources at https://health.columbia.edu/content/counseling-and-psychological-services
- Office of the University Chaplain: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office of Religious Life: Can be reached at 212-854-2184 & at email@example.com
- Support for staff, instructors: 24/7 Employee Assistance Program at 888-673-1153 & worklife well-being resources at https://worklife.columbia.edu/content/mental-emotional-well-being
A Welcome Message from Laila Maher
Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs
The Office of Student Affairs provides a wide range of services. In addition to guiding new students through the process of transitioning to the School of the Arts, we plan the School-wide orientation, graduation ceremony, and many events and panels in between. We assist students with registration, billing, and co-curricular requirements and activities. We support student groups and manage student events and activities, and we help students navigate many of the central offices across the University, including Health Services (which houses the Office of Disability Services, Insurance, Immunization, and Counseling and Psychological Services), Career Services, Housing, Public Safety, University Life, the International Students and Scholars Office, and the Registrars Office. Our office also helps to uphold many of the School and University-wide policies and we manage the School’s disciplinary procedures.
The Artists’ Resource Center (ARC), also part of our Office, is a portal containing specially curated funding opportunities and career resources for students and alumni at the Columbia University School of the Arts. Available exclusively to School of the Arts students and alumni, the ARC is host to a database of more than 1,100 grants, scholarships, residencies, and other funding opportunities for artists. The ARC also contains resources for professional artists, from financial and legal services to grantwriting tips and information about joining guilds and unions.
After graduation, the Office of Alumni Affairs provides more than 7000 alumni artists, creators, and leaders with meaningful opportunities to stay connected with the School of the Arts, the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), and one another through alumni programming, benefits, a monthly newsletter, and collaborations with CAA Arts Access.
We are also the best place to go when you’re not sure what to do or whom to ask your question. Ultimately, the most important thing we do is support and advocate for our students during their time at the School and into their lives as alumni.
Film Students Create Feature Film 'Banishment' During Pandemic
Film Students Create Feature Film 'Banishment' During PandemicSeptember 3, 2020
After establishing safe production protocols including quarantining, mask-wearing on set and social distancing, the feature film Banishment, co-written and directed by Daniel Byers and produced by Werner Traut, shot in Upstate New York.read more
Letters for Peace (LFP) by Current Student Raffi Joe Wartanian Moves Online, Publishes Collection
Letters for Peace (LFP) by Current Student Raffi Joe Wartanian Moves Online, Publishes CollectionAugust 11, 2020
The project to publish letters between youth in Armenia and Azerbaijan is available online and will soon be published by Zangak Publishing House.read more
‘Black Enough’ Solo Exhibition by Student Kevin Claiborne
‘Black Enough’ Solo Exhibition by Student Kevin ClaiborneSeptember 19, 2020
Hosted by Thierry Goldberg Gallery, Black Enough contemplates what Blackness is in “an admixture that forms images that represent, what he calls, the “body as border.”’read more
Current Students and Alumni Join Chautauqua Theater Conservatory
Current Students and Alumni Join Chautauqua Theater ConservatoryJuly 15, 2020
Current students Julian Abelskamp, Mazvita Chanakira, Michael Karadsheh and Gülin Langbroek as well as alumna Anya Banerjee '20 all join the group of only 30 acting fellows of the prestigious 30-year-old program.read more