Student Life Resources

Policies

The School of General Studies provides GS students with lockers in the beginning of each academic semester to store their personal belongings. Students will be able to store their personal belonging overnight.

Students wishing to retrieve possessions must have a Green Pass to gain entrance to Lerner Hall. To obtain a Green Pass, please visit COVID-19 Resource Guide for the Columbia Community. All lockers will be emptied and cleaned on Friday, September 24. Personal Electronics will be held in the Public Safety Office, 535 West 116th Street, 101 Low Library, New York, NY 10027. For questions, please email gslockers@columbia.edu.

Assigned Lockers

Lockers are assigned at the beginning of the academic year at the start of the fall semester. To obtain a locker, you must enter the GS locker lottery. If selected, you will be notified via email. You will be asked to fill out a GS Lerner Locker contract which include the GS Lerner Locker policies.

Only one locker may be assigned per person.

All occupants must use a lock supplied by the GS Student Life office. These locks are the property of the School of General Studies and may not be removed.  Students will be charged for loss, theft or damage to these locks. The replacement cost for each lock is $20. If you chose to use your personal lock, you will forfeit your locker for the duration of your study at GS.

Upon the end date of the locker contract, if items are left in the locker, all items will be emptied from the locker and discarded- only abandoned personal electronic items will be brought to the lost and found in the Public Safety Office, 535 West 116th Street, 101 Low Library, New York, NY 10027.

Students who do not clear their lockers before the end of the locker clearance deadline date will lose their locker privileges for the duration of their study time a GS. 

You must reapply every year.

The School of General Studies is not liable for the loss, theft, or damage of material stored in lockers.

Lottery Dates

Fall 2021

Application Open: Monday, September 13, 2021
Application Close: Monday, September 27, 2021

Enter the GS Locker Lottery

Location

Lerner Hall
3rd Floor towards the Student Lounge

GS Lerner Hall Policies

  1. Flammable materials, dangerous chemicals, explosives or weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited inside the lockers.
  2. Illegal or controlled substances such as drugs or alcohol are also strictly prohibited.
  3. Only one locker per student with valid student ID
  4. Columbia University and/or the School of General Studies will not accept responsibility for damage or loss of contents of any locker.
  5. Upon assignment and during use, the assigned student is responsible to report any damage or needed repairs to gslockers@columbia.edu.
  6. Columbia Public Safety reserve the right to open a locker with or without the consent of the renter in instances where locker conditions are not adhered to or in the case of an emergency situation.
  7. A notice to vacate lockers will be sent out via e-mail. Non compliance will result in the lock being clipped and contents disposed of.
  8. The School of General Studies will access a $20 fee should General Studies have to clip the lock due to missing lock combination.
  9. Please do not remove GS issued lock for a personal lock. If you do so this will rescind your locker rental privileges for the duration of your study at GS.

 

Community Principles Statement

This statement was developed by the Community Principles working group composed of undergraduate students and staff from CC, Barnard, SEAS, and GS. The statement was informed by feedback from student leaders across the undergraduate community through a series of leadership summits starting in the spring of 2006.

Columbia University is a community of students, faculty, alumni, staff and visitors. As members of this community we understand that our actions as individuals impact not only our own lives but also those of our community. Through these principles we can continually engage each other in order to understand our differences and similarities.

We believe that intellectual discourse in all forms is essential to the University; as such it is vital that we give all perspectives a place to be expressed.

GS Undergraduate Students

Only students in good academic and disciplinary standing are eligible to participate in and serve on the board of student organizations and student groups, study away from Columbia, study abroad, and participate in student leadership roles at the school. In addition, each student organization, or leadership role may have its own set of policies pertaining to minimum academic requirements for participation in that organization or position

To be considered in good academic standing, undergraduates must maintain semester and cumulative grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher (including no unofficial withdrawals [UW or AR or unauthorized incompletes,) incur no failing grades, and make satisfactory academic progress. Students with multiple withdrawals, who are placed on academic or disciplinary probation, or required to withdraw for either academic or disciplinary reasons, are not considered to be in good standing. In addition, students who experience academic distress during the semester and/or file for incompletes may be asked to step down.

GS Postbac Premed Students

Only students in good academic and disciplinary standing are eligible to participate in and serve on the board of student organizations and student groups, and participate in student leadership roles at the school. In addition, each student organization or leadership role may have its own set of policies pertaining to minimum academic requirements for participation in that organization or position.

To be considered in good academic standing, students must maintain semester and cumulative grade-point averages of 3.25 or higher (including unofficial withdrawals (UW) or unauthorized incompletes,) incur no failing grades, and make satisfactory academic progress. Students with multiple withdrawals, who are placed on academic or disciplinary probation, or who are required to withdraw for either academic or disciplinary reasons, are not considered to be in good standing.

Requirements of GS Student Leaders

In addition to the above academic and disciplinary requirements for students, students are expected to uphold the highest standards of respect, integrity, and civility. Further GS requires that student leaders meet regularly and maintain open communications with their student group advisor or student leadership position supervisor, and meet all training requirements associated with each leadership role (i.e. Club ReFuel, position training, leadership retreats, mid-semester and mid-year support sessions, and any additional requirements communicated by GS or the University.) In addition, students who experience academic distress during the semester and/or file for incompletes may be asked to step down.

The GS Student Life Office provides the opportunity for GS students to request subsidized tickets to events throughout the school year, sponsored by both recognized Student Groups and the Student Life office, in order support those with financial need.

Applicants seeking a subsidized ticket may either be a current full-time or part-time GS student.  All requests will be reviewed by GS Student Life staff members. 

Please note, you should only submit ONE ticket request (multiple requests will not be accepted, nor will requests be accepted if you have already purchased a full-priced ticket). Requests should be submitted on for events that have explicitly publicized subsidized ticket availability.

Subsidized Ticket Form