SIPA Students of Color (SSOC) is a diverse community of students, alumni and faculty that focuses on the support and advancement of underrepresented students becoming future policy leaders and development professionals. Our core belief is that the world is best served by policymakers and leaders who represent a wide variety of cultural traditions, political worldviews and life experiences.

The organization’s primary function is to assist its members in achieving their academic and professional goals. More importantly - SSOC seeks to leverage its broad network to assist Columbia SIPA in the recruitment of underrepresented students and faculty while advocating for the inclusion of diverse and dynamic perspectives within Columbia SIPA’s course curriculum and cultural climate.

 

Joshua Elder
President