Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.18
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
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Columbia University
PAE-22: Community Service Participation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 6.00 Robert Hornsby
Assistant Vice President for Media Relations
Communications and Public Affairs
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The number of students engaged in community service:
10,741

Total number of students, which may exclude part-time, continuing education and/or non-credit students:
21,481

The website URL where information about the institution’s community service initiatives is available:

Community Impact consists of a dedicated corps of about 950 CU student volunteers participating in 25 community service programs, which serve more than 8,000 people each year. An estimated 6,262 CU students participate in service learning courses per academic year. Columbia Urban Experience (CUE) is a week-long service focused pre-orientation program, held August 19th- 26th, that introduces incoming first-year Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Barnard College, and GS/JTS Joint Program students to community service opportunities throughout New York City, coupled with a critical exploration of service.
Connect with your community.

VOLUNTEER during the week with one of ten sites, such as the Harlem YMCA, Project ACHIEVE, and Gods Love We Deliver. Each site is chosen to familiarize and expose CUE-ers with the social needs of New York City and its inhabitants. CUE-ers volunteer with 3-5 other first-years and one leader each day. CUE also emphasizes “service learning” through nightly dinner discussions and a panel of prominent New York City service leaders and activists. Each year, members of the Columbia Business School community volunteer thousands of hours to tutor and read to children, coach welfare-to-work recipients on interviewing skills, and assist in refurbishment projects at schools and parks. The University also hosts many service oriented clubs:
Advocacy Coalition
Afterhours Tutoring
Alternative Break Program
America Reads
Artists Reaching Out (ARO)
Asian Youth Program (AYP)
Big Sibs
Bikkur Cholim
Blue Key Society
Circle K
Columbia Adaptive Sports Organization
Columbia Community Outreach
Columbia Engineers Without Borders
Columbia Rotaract
Columbia University Dance Marathon
Columbia Urban Experience
Community Lunch
Community Youth
CU Public Service Initiative
CU Smile
Emergency Food Pantry/The Clothes Closet
Food Stamps Awareness Project
Golden Key Society
Habitat for Humanity
Harlem Restoration Project (HRP)
Health Education Awareness League (HEAL)
Health LEADS
Heights to Heights Mentoring
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
J.E.E.P. Citizenship Classes
J.E.E.P. College Road
J.E.E.P. Computer Training
J.E.E.P. ESL Classes
J.E.E.P. GED/AED Classes
J.E.E.P. Job Road
Kenneth Cole Community Engagement Program
Kraft Food Pantry
Let's Get Ready!
Mentoring Youth in New York City (MyNYC)
One to One Tutoring
Peace by PEACE
Peer Health Exchange
Project for the Homeless
Project Sunshine Book Buddies
Project Sunshine Harlem Hospital
Project Tutors
Relay for Life
Rotaract Club
Student Help for the Aging
Toddler Learning Center (TLC)
Unite for Sight
Youth For Debate

The total full time degree seeking student population is 6917.

Additional URLs: http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/students/mba/beyond/service
http://hr.columbia.edu/wac/university-life/volunteer-opps
https://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/sda/programs/CUE
http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/admissions/learn/studentlife/activities

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