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Student Life & Community

One of the integral functions of the Office of Student Affairs at SIPA is supporting and facilitating co-curricular activities and opportunities. SIPA students have exciting lives beyond the classroom. The resources on this page will acquaint you with extracurricular activities and services that will enhance your life on campus.

Housing
Morningside Heights neighborhood, which is adjacent to the main campus, is made available to full-time SIPA students through University Apartment Housing (UAH).
SIPA Events Calendar
SIPA's institutes, centers, and programs host dozens of speakers who share their expertise at lectures, panel discussions, symposiums and other special events.
Student Events Calendar
SIPA has a vibrant student life thanks to the many clubs and organizations that are active throughout the year. Click here to find out what's happening on campus!
News
News about faculty, students, alumni, and affiliated Institutes and Centers.
Student Government (SIPASA)
While the faculty and deans will take the lead in your academic enrichment, SIPASA’s role is to offer a more student-focused experience. SIPASA is your voice, your link to students, faculty, staff and the wider Columbia University, your party starter, and more.
Student Handbook
Columbia University is an academic community committed to fostering intellectual inquiry in a climate of academic freedom and integrity. Its members - students and faculty alike - are expected to uphold these principles and exhibit tolerance and respect for others.
Student Organizations
SIPASA’s role is to offer a more student-focused experience. We pride ourselves on our contribution to enriching your student experience at SIPA. While being an effective liaison between the students, faculty, staff, and Columbia University, SIPASA also offers social activities for you to meet and interact with your fellow classmates.
Graduation
There are two ceremonies connected to your graduation from SIPA; our own graduation ceremony for graduates of the MPA, MIA, PEPM, EMPA, MPA/ESP programs and PhD in Sustainable Development, and the University Commencement where academic year 2014-2015 degrees are officially conferred on graduates from all Columbia schools.
OrgSync
OrgSync is SIPA's new student platform, complete with information on all student organizations, forms and information from the Office of Student Affairs, and a student-populated events calendar.
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