Stressbusters are student volunteers who help others learn strategies for coping with stress. They also provide free brief neck and back rubs and facilitate arts and crafts activities throughout the Morningside Columbia community. 

Free Neck and Back Rubs

For up-to-date information about events and locations, visit the Stressbusters Facebook page or the Health calendar

Stressbust Yourself

For more information or to learn how to become a Stressbuster, email

Request Stressbusters for Your Event

To request Stressbusters at your next event, complete a Stressbusters event request form at least two weeks prior to your event. We will try our best to fill the request, but note that Stressbusters can provide a limited number of events per day. If we are able to fill the request, we will send a confirmation at least three days prior to the scheduled event.

Columbia makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require accessibility accommodations to attend an event at Columbia, contact Disability Services at 212-854-2388 at least 5 days in advance of the event.