GS Sets Example for Veteran Support in Elite Higher Education

The School of General Studies strives to create a supportive environment that addresses the specific needs of veteran students who, in addition to acclimating to a new academic environment, are faced with adjusting to civilian life.

October 17, 2019

83 Students Inducted into GS Honor Society

On Thursday, October 10, faculty, staff, friends, and family gathered at Columbia’s Faculty House to celebrate the induction of 83 students into the School of General Studies Honor Society.The GS Honor Society was created in 1997 to recognize the exceptional academic achievements of GS students who have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.8 in more than 30 points of academic coursework at Columbia.

October 18, 2019

From Farming to Forging a New Path in Medicine

After several years working in organic agriculture on rural farms and in urban settings, Devon Gingrich’s interest in public health and nutrition manifested into a desire to pursue medicine. She left behind her previous career and enrolled in the Columbia University Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program at GS in the fall of 2019, and hopes to expand the positive impact she was making in farming through pursuit of a medical degree.

November 10, 2019

Tickets on Sale for 10th Annual Military Ball

Tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual Columbia University Military Ball, the premier event uniting veterans across the University community, with discounts available for GS students through the end of the year. Proceeds support programming for veterans and military family members nationwide while strengthening support services for the 700+ veterans enrolled at Columbia.

November 12, 2019

Veteran Discovers Second Chance at Higher Ed with GS

After a childhood spent in Cuba and a military career focused on combat training, Jorge Pintado took an unexpected route into an Ivy League education—a place he never thought he would end up. Today, he is exploring his personal and familial background as a Latin American and Caribbean studies major on his way to pursuing a graduate degree in international studies or law.

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