Important Offices

Dissertation Office

107 Low Library, MC 4304
535 West 116th Street
(212) 854-6723

The Dissertation Office provides advanced doctoral candidates with dissertation guidelines and forms including the application to defend the dissertation and the final deposit and award of the PhD degree.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) has overall responsibility for the management of the University’s Employee Policies and Procedures on Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking; coordinates compliance activities under these policies and the applicable federal, state and local laws; and is designated as the University’s Compliance Office for Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other equal opportunity, nondiscrimination and affirmative action laws.

Housing Office

Bard Hall
50 Haven Ave, Room #109
(212) 305-4357 * 2

The Columbia University Irving Medical Center Housing Office provides on-campus accommodations as a practical and cost-effective way to live in Manhattan.

ID Office

VP&S 1-405C
630 West 168th Street
(212) 305-0238

International Students and Scholars Office

Black Building
650 W 168th Street
1st Floor, Room 130

CUIMC Students:

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) is the international community’s resource for immigration-related needs, providing advisory and documentation services and information on a host of issues, including - but not limited to - visas, employment, travel, and tax-filing obligations. ISSO monitors the regulations of government agencies that have jurisdiction over the stay of international students and scholars, and is responsible for institutional compliance.

Office of Academic Diversity

At the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, diversity is an academic value, one that is marker of institutional excellence as well as a benchmark of innovation for our research, programming, and student environment. If you have ideas for improving the work of the Office of Academic Diversity, wish to get involved in the upcoming events that the office is hosting, or are interested in learning more about the Graduate School’s efforts in the area of diversity, equity, and student inclusion, we strongly encourage you to reach out to us at

Office of University Life

1150 Amsterdam Avenue
208 Philosophy Hall
(212) 853-1628

The Office of University Life is your hub for University-wide student life information and initiatives.  

Ombuds Office

154 Haven Avenue.
Room 412
(212) 304-7026

The Ombuds Office offers a confidential place to discuss workplace issues, academic concerns, issues relating to administrative paperwork and process, explanation and interpretation of policies and procedures, and many other issues or concerns. You can speak freely to us because we promise to keep our discussions confidential, and we are not part of any formal University process. We don’t take sides in disputes and operate independently of the Columbia administration, reporting only to the president.

Student Health Service

100 Haven Avenue, Tower 2, Second and Third Floors
(212) 305-3400

  • AIMS: Addiction Information and Management Strategies, better known as AIMS, is a free and confidential resource available to all CUIMC students. The AIMS office has professional staff and peer representatives available to assist students who experience issues, or have questions related to substance use, abuse, and dependence as well as concerning behaviors. AIMS is committed to maintaining a substance-safe campus.
  • Center for Student Wellness: The Center for Student Wellness (CSW) recognizes that life at CUIMC (and outside of it) can be incredibly rewarding and demanding. CSW aims to create an environment that promotes student fulfillment and growth, both personally and academically. Through free, confidential Wellness Appointments and our Wellness Works! Health Promotion programs, we offer guidance for navigating the challenges of graduate school life.
  • Medical Services: The Student Health Service (SHS) seeks to model and provide excellence throughout a full range of primary care services. We also serve as your gateway to and referral source for specialty services, should those be required.
  • Mental Health Service: Staffed by psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists committed to serving all of our students at CUIMC and provide informed, thoughtful, and safe spaces for care and reflection.
  • Sexual Violence: CUIMC offers support and resources for students experiencing sexual violence, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment and stalking. We also provide services for survivors of childhood physical and sexual abuse.  Both women and men can experience sexual violence, most commonly with someone they know. Our services exist for students who may have experienced various forms of violence or abuse, either recently, or in the past, as well as co-survivors.