Links to Success
These tips can help you throughout your time at Columbia—and not just with health-related issues. From academics and finances, to relationships and more, this guide to campus resources will make it easier to find the information you need and stay on track.
- Talk to a professional at Counseling and Psychological Services at 212-854-2878; you can also meet with a counselor during drop-in hours.
- During business hours, walk in to speak with one of the nurses in Medical Services; after hours, call 212-854-7426 or talk with the triage specialist at 855-779-7132.
- Reach out anonymously to a peer counselor through Nightline at 212-854-7777.
- For support during an emergency, contact CUEMS and Public Safety at 212-854-5555.
- Contact a peer advocate at the Sexual Violence Response and Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center at 212-854-HELP.
Contact the resident assistant on-duty in your building/area (cell number posted throughout building, 9:00 p.m. through 8:00 a.m. during the week and 24-hours on weekends.
- If you’re a Columbia College or Columbia Engineering undergraduate, you can get support from your academic advisor by contacting the Berick Center for Student Advising.
- Schedule an appointment with your professor to talk about homework or deadlines.
- Make an appointment with the Writing Center for a one-on-one consultation or group workshop.
- Visit a subject-specific help room for support related to certain subjects.
- Request a tutor for your class through the CSA Tutoring Service.
- Speak with a librarian about research (in person or through online chat).
- Meditate to soothe and sharpen your mind for studying or your next exam with the Bhakti Club or the Columbia University Buddhist Association.
- Register with Disability Services if you are seeking academic-related support services or accommodations.
- Learn about the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships.
- Expand your social network by joining a student group or club that piques your interest.
- Talk with a staff member at Sexual Violence Response and the Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center or with a staff person from Gender-Based Misconduct Office.
- For support with grief, attend a bereavement support group meeting at Counseling and Psychological Services.
- Check out the Go Ask Alice! Relationships Q&A archives for additional tips and strategies.
- Enhance your bedtime routine by taking the online Asleep! sleep assessment.
- Learn how to do more than count sheep with Zzz tips for getting a better night’s rest.
- Talk with a health care provider or mental health professional about your sleeping patterns.
- Take a look at the on and off-campus resources listed on the Asleep! website.
Check out the Go Ask Alice! Q&As about sleep for more information.
- Check out the Alice! Health Promotion nutrition resources to learn about making healthy choices at the grocery store, when planning meetings and events, and in your day-to-day life.
- Make an appointment with a registered dietitian in Medical Services or Columbia Dining to talk through any special diets you may follow.
- For support addressing concerns about eating or body image, contact a member of the Eating Disorders team at Counseling and Psychological Services.
Visit the Columbia Dining website for the dining hall and café menus.
- Learn about taking your health into your own hands from Alice! Health Promotion online or in-person during walk-in hours.
- Have a question? Go Ask Alice!
- Make an appointment with a health care provider about any ailment you may have.
- Contact the Gay Health Advocacy Project for free, confidential HIV testing (for all members of the Columbia community).
- Reach out to the Office of Multicultural Affairs for programs, resources, and personal identity development.
- Find a campus student organization that matches your interests.
- Join one of ROOTEd’s weekly conversations on identity.
- Attend a LGBTQ@ Columbia event or workshop.
- Talk with a career counselor about questions you may have about your job search as someone who identifies as LGBTQ.
- Find your community.
- Talk about your living environment with your resident advisor or a staff person from Residential Life.
- Speak with a representative from Disability Services to coordinate any specific housing accommodations.
- Reach out to a staff person from Fraternity and Sorority Life if you are a member of a Greek-letter organization.
- Submit a campus housing maintenance request online or call 212-854-2222 if you are having any problems in your residence.
- Find off-campus housing through University Apartment Housing.
- Catch an evening shuttle when traveling near campus late at night.
- Find out about housing options for couples and families through Columbia Housing or Teachers College Office of Residential Services.
- Join Columbia University Family Support Network by email and check out their Facebook page.
- Email the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Parents Group to connect with other students with families.
- Learn more about GSAS resources for student parents such as the parental leave policy and child care subsidies.
- Learn more about School of General Studies family resources, such as childcare and breastfeeding support.
- Find Columbia-affiliated child care or early education centers, designated breastfeeding spaces, and family health insurance plans.
To speak to someone about managing stress:
- Schedule an appointment with Counseling and Psychological Services by calling 212-854-2878 or visit during drop-in hours.
- Schedule an appointment online with Medical Services or call 212-854-7426.
- Contact Alice! Health Promotion at 212-854-5453.
And check out these stress coping techniques.