Student Life

The Office of Student Life and Alumni Relations supports a broad array of important services for students in the School of Continuing Education (SCE) at Columbia University. The information provided will be a constant point of reference and will ensure that your experience at SCE is a positive one. The links at left point toward information on advising, registration, policies and procedures, and University resources. Keep in mind that policies, procedures, requirements and guidelines frequently vary from program to program. In many instances, the links provided here lead to a program’s site, or to pages within the University site, where the most relevant information can be found.

The Office of Student Life and Alumni Relations strives to be your primary source for answers to your academic questions, including those about the School’s policies, procedures and requirements. In addition, we can help you with:

  • University Registrar
  • Student Financial Services
  • International Students and Scholars Office
  • Health Services
  • Office of Disability Services
  • Counseling and Psychological Services

We look forward to helping you make the most of your education at Columbia University.

The Office of Student Life and Alumni Relations is located in 203 Lewisohn Hall and can be contacted at 212-854-0419 or

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Columbia University is committed to providing a learning, living, and working environment free from unlawful discrimination and to fostering a nurturing and vibrant community founded upon the fundamental dignity and worth of all of its members. Consistent with this commitment, and with all applicable laws, it is the policy of the University not to tolerate unlawful discrimination in any form and to provide persons who feel that they are victims of discrimination with mechanisms for seeking redress.

Columbia University prohibits any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, pregnancy, religion, creed, marital status, partnership status, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, military status, or any other legally protected status in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs.

Nothing in this policy shall abridge academic freedom or the University's educational mission. Prohibitions against discrimination and discriminatory harassment do not extend to statements or written materials that are relevant and appropriately related to the subject matter of courses.

Inquiries or complaints regarding any form of discrimination or harassment may be directed to Melissa Rooker, Associate Provost of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Title IX Coordinator, and Section 504 Compliance Officer (103 Low Library, 212-854-5918, and/or the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, New York Office (646-428-3800,


Cynthia Justice

Associate Dean of Student Life and Alumni Relations

Diane Spizzirro

Director of Professional and Career Development

Lindy A. Gallagher

Director of Alumni Relations and Development