The offices and resources below are associated with the School of General Studies and offer useful information for members of the Columbia community.

Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)

For more than 60 years, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs has been educating professionals who work in public, private and nonprofit organizations to make a difference in the world. Through rigorous social science research and hands-on practice, SIPA’s graduates and faculty strive to improve social services, advocate for human rights, strengthen markets, protect the environment, and secure peace, in their home communities and around the world.

Hostos Community College

Consistent with the mission of The City University of New York to provide access to higher education for all who seek it, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College was established in the South Bronx to meet the higher educational needs of people from this and similar communities who historically have been excluded from higher education.

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College – a two-year community college accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges – opened in 1929 with just 153 students. It has now grown to a thriving campus with approximately 30,000 students and offerings in more than 80 fields of study.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The VA's mission is to fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan”– by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation offers fellowships and grants, including the Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Women Students, which supports adult women returning to school.

The Education Fund of the Women's Forum

The Education Fund of the Women's Forum provides annual awards to encourage mature women of need to fulfill their potential through the pursuit of an undergraduate college education and to enhance their capacities to provide productive and supportive service to their communities.

Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship provides information for the entire community (faculty, students, staff, and those who live in the surrounding environs) on University-wide conservation efforts, academic opportunities in fields related to environmental science, available resources for promoting sustainability, and unique service projects spearheaded by various alumni, departments, groups, and individuals here at Columbia.

Office of the Vice Provost for International Relations

This website offers resources and information for those interested in Columbia's numerous international and global programs as well as international students studying at Columbia.

Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) Joint Program

Since 1954, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) and the School of General Studies have offered a joint program leading to a B.A. or B.S. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Albert A. List College.

Arts Initiative at Columbia University

The Arts Initiative at Columbia University was created in 2004 by President Bollinger to re-invent the role of the arts in the University, and the University’s role in the arts. This effort now spans the campus, unconstrained by venue, department, field, or program, and reaches out into a diverse international culture. Among its aims are to make the arts part of the experience of every Columbia student's education and to promote a life-long involvement in the arts.


Passport to New York - Free admission to museums throughout New York.

Ticket and Information Center - Purchase discounted tickets to arts events throughout New York City