Campus Events and Resources Regarding the Executive Order

Editor's note:

For alerts, resources, and related news, please check our Immigration Alerts and Resources page.

February 10, 2017

Suzanne Goldberg, Executive Vice President for University Life, presided over a University Life Forum on February 2nd on Executive Orders, Immigration and Our Community (watch here) and encourages you to take part in other campus conversations and resources. Her original message to the university community is below.

Original Message

Dear Students and Colleagues, 

As our community grapples with the evolving presidential restrictions on immigration and other matters, we invite you to join conversations happening on campus this week and beyond. You can also find important resources below for international and undocumented (including DACA) students as well as faculty and staff. 


Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m
Dates: Started Feb. 3 and will continue every Friday through spring break as needed
Location: Room 101 Warren Hall, No registration required.


If you are directly affected by the recent executive action on immigration, we welcome you to join private information and discussion sessions facilitated by the Office of University Life and the International Students and Scholars Office.



As President Bollinger noted, the International Students and Scholars Office remains the primary and best resource for international students, scholars and faculty about visas, employment, travel and related issues. ISSO also offers individual appointments.

Visit for locations on the Morningside and Medical Center campuses. Be sure to regularly check their Executive Order news page that is updated as new information becomes available.

For those who have concerns about immigration, mental health, harassment and violence, you may also want to review the Office of University Life's resource page.

The Office of University Life continues to support and assist undocumented students, including DACA recipients.

For more information, contact Don Harrison, Office of University Life – or (212) 854-7658.

The Office of University Life can help – please contact us. We also post regular updates on the University Life website, social media and the University Life app.

During this time of rapid, unprecedented change in U.S. policy, it is ever more important that we find ways to come together as a University community. If you are hosting an event you would like to share with others at Columbia, please let us know at

With best regards,
Suzanne Goldberg
Executive Vice President for University Life
Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law, Columbia Law School