Diversity and Community Engagement

The Office of Graduate Student Affairs (GSA) strives to create and strengthen a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and intellectually challenging environment that embraces difference. GSA is responsible for assisting in the development of programs, projects and policies, which will enhance diversity, inclusion, and belonging with emphasis on issues related to, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation and disability at SEAS.

Asking for and using correct pronouns is a way to respect those around you and create an inclusive environment for people of all genders and gender expressions. 

Help create a more inclusive Columbia community by asking for and sharing your own pronouns in meetings, on name tags, in your email signature and in chat. 

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DACA and Undocumented Students

The Columbia University community has several initiatives and resources to support DACA and undocumented students. Please visit the website for the Office of University Life to learn more. 

Pronouns In Use

Pronouns are how a person wants to be referred to in the third person. We share our pronouns with others and ask them to do the same so that we do not assume how people want to be referred to in the third person, thus avoiding instances of misgendering. By respecting others’ pronouns, you recognize their sense of self and affirm the humanity of all members of our SEAS community. Examples of pronouns include, but are not limited to:

ze/hir/hirs, and other gender neutral pronouns.

For more information, visit the Office of University Life's Frequently Asked Questions: What Students Should Know About Pronouns in Use

Student Spotlight

Current and former students describe how they came to choose Columbia Engineering, life as a New York City student, their student experience, their purpose driven approach to advancing diversity in STEM, and more.


The Columbia Engineering Community recognizes student health and well-being as a foundation for student formation, reflecting the integration of intellectual, spiritual, and social development.

The Food Pantry at Columbia

Open to any student within any of the 20 Schools within Columbia University – undergraduate or graduate, full-time or part-time. Any student who has any level of food insecurity can reach out to the Food Pantry to get a disbursement catered to your individual dietary and household needs. All students can feel rest assured that any information they provide to us will remain within the Food Pantry and will not be shared with anyone outside of the Food Pantry without their explicit permission. Students are not permitted to misuse this resource. 


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