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

50 Haven Ave, Room #104
(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 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 on Haven

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

The mission of Student Health on Haven is to provide compassionate, comprehensive healthcare that enhances the student community’s wellbeing in support of the institution’s academic mission.

  • AIMS: Professional staff and peer representatives are available to assist students who experience issues or have questions related to substance use or concerning behaviors. AIMS opens its doors to students who want to speak about any behavior that is concerning to them - this can include sex, gambling, gaming, etc. AIMS uses a goal-oriented, evidence-based, harm-reduction approach. Students may also seek AIMS services for any concerns about a colleague, friend, or family member. Sessions are not clinical in nature - AIMS approaches the work through a psychoeducational lens.
  • Counseling Services: Counseling Services offers assessment, short-term individual and group psychotherapy, medication management, as well as linkage to community-based providers for ongoing treatment, as clinically appropriate. We provide support for anxiety, depression, trauma, adjusting to grad school, relationship issues, experiences of bias, discrimination and harassment, eating disorders, and substance use, as well as other concerns.
  • Medical ServicesThe Medical Services team at Student Health on Haven 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. Our dedicated team members, experienced in working with health professions students, recognize that health sciences students have busy schedules, complex and often stressful lives, and specific health care needs and requirements. We also recognize that students in different schools experience pressures, concerns and preferences specific to their field of study.
  • Psychiatric Evaluation: 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.
  • Support for Survivors of Sexual Violence: Columbia University and CUIMC offers timely, free, and comprehensive services and support for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. If you’ve experienced any form of sexual violence, abuse, or harassment, we strongly encourage you to seek the support you need.
  • Well-Being and Health Promotion Programs: The Well-being and Health Promotion team leads, facilitates, and participates in collective, systemic, and innovative action for student health and well-being at CUIMC. We work in partnership with students, staff, and faculty to co-create a campus community in which the people, programs, practices, policies, and spaces foster student health and well-being.