Columbia University, continuing its tradition as a preeminent world center of learning, hosts more than 14,000 international students, faculty, researchers and visiting scholars from over 150 countries plus family members who accompany them.
The increased bias crimes perpetrated against the Asian/AAPI community are deeply distressing. ISSO joins the University in its commitment to anti-racism and stands in solidarity with our community. We will update this page as more resources and announcements are made.
President Bollinger joined sixteen other Presidents and Chancellors of New York State colleges and universities in a letter sent to the U.S. Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
Acknowledging that events beyond our control may get in the way of realizing this goal, President Bollinger hopes that in-person classes, students living on campus, and academic and research activities can fully resume this fall, while recognizing the “need to have an adequate and sympathetic accommodation process in place… especially [for] our international students who may not be able to return to campus.”