Columbia University has pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent in the next three years through a mix of energy conservation and efficiency measures under its first campus sustainability plan.
Columbia University Department of Public Safety, the New York City Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are partnering for the DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a free service open to all members of Columbia and its neighboring communities.
Along the historic, outer walkways of College Walk, Facilities and Operations is making sections of the bricks with significant undulation more even and replacing damaged bricks. The project will not cover the entire walkway but is intended to address areas with the most significant undulation. In the campus-wide survey of Facilities and Operations conducted at the end of 2016, people responded about the conditions of the College Walk pedestrian paths. This project is one more way that we are listening to you.
A letter from Planning & Capital Project Management regarding summer construction projects.
Tanya Pope, assistant vice president for University Supplier Diversity & Business Integration at Facilities and Operations, was recognized with a 2017 corporate social responsibility award from City & State magazine. The award honors Pope for her leadership in advancing diversity opportunities for university suppliers and demonstrating corporate responsibility in the workplace.
Columbia Print has introduced 100 percent recycled paper for all stationery orders. This means that all letterhead, envelopes, and business cards will be printed on 100 percent recycled paper at no extra cost. By making this eco-friendly change, Columbia Print will reduce its carbon footprint by approximately 15,000 pounds of emissions over the next year.
On March 2, 2017, the Columbia University Department of Public Safety held its annual Promotion, Awards & Recognition Ceremony at Low Library to honor members of the University community whose talent and dedication help make Columbia's campuses safe.
Kim Chen, an associate director for project management at Columbia, was a featured panelist at a university construction event hosted by Professional Women in Construction held on January 24, 2017, at Steelcase Showroom in Columbus Circle.
Columbia Mail partners with Swiss Post Solution (SPS) to operate service in the Undergraduate Student Package Center, located in the lower level of Wien Hall. The Package Center was recognized by SPS as the 2016 Large Site of the Year Award winner.
Columbia University announced today that Steep Rock Bouldering, a New York City-based indoor climbing facility, will be the first retail tenant at the University’s new Manhattanville campus, joining a Community Wellness Center, an interactive installation about brain research and an Education Lab as part of the civic and retail spaces that will define the street level experience of the campus.
Over the summer, Columbia Dining was designated as Level 1 Certified Green Restaurants® by the Green Restaurant Association.
The 2016 Columbia University Public Safety Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes important information about crime prevention programs, fire safety procedures and other resources critical to the safety and security of our campus community.
This summer continued the important work of developing the University’s first comprehensive Sustainability Plan. Shaped by working groups of students, faculty and staff, the plan is scheduled to be released in the spring and will provide a roadmap for building and operating a more sustainable Columbia.
Beginning this October, the University will introduce a commuter pilot program offering Columbia staff, faculty, and students direct shuttle bus service between Teaneck, NJ and the Manhattanville and Morningside Heights campuses.
Recent upgrades to the Public Safety Evening Shuttle will make it easier and safer for students, faculty and staff to get around campus neighborhoods at night.
Columbia Dining has been ranked number 2 in a list of college campuses with the best food for the past two years. See the full slideshow and story on The Daily Meal
Columbia University Facilities and Operations Receives a City & State 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Award in Sustainability
Columbia University Facilities and Operations received a City & State 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Award in Sustainability for its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint and advance sustainable initiatives on campus.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has recognized Columbia University as a REV Campus Challenge First-Mover at the Leader-level.
In the face of summer heat waves, there is a greater risk for electrical blackouts due to increased energy use for air conditioning. Columbia University Facilities and Operations would like to remind you how you can help reduce energy consumption during the heat wave and throughout these hot summer months. Here are some things you can do:
Construction Industry Award Recognizes Columbia University’s Communications and Community Engagement Leadership during Construction of Manhattanville Campus
The Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) honored Columbia University’s Manhattanville Development with a leadership award for communications and community engagement during the BTEA’s Annual Leadership Awards ceremony at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers June 23.
Columbia University Facilities and Operations Wins Energy Industry Award for Corporate Energy Management
Columbia University's district energy system and related energy initiatives received the Corporate Energy Management award from the New York Association of Energy Engineers (NY-AEE) during the organization's annual awards gala at Club 101 on June 21.
Columbia University Facilities and Operations received a City & State 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Award for Outstanding Achievement in Promoting Small Business & Community-Based Enterprise in New York's real estate, construction & housing sector.
As part of the University’s commitment to a healthy and sustainable Columbia, the University is partnering with Zagster to provide a bike share service available to all Columbia members.
As of January 1, 2016, Columbia University Health has been recognized by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) as a "medical home."
On the heels of being named a Bike Friendly University, Columbia was also recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists for encouraging a more welcoming atmosphere for its bicycling community.
Columbia was ranked # 25 out of the 353 schools featured in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.
Columbia Dining was ranked number two out of the 75 Best Colleges for Food in America by The Daily Meal.
The renovation of the Ruggles basement lounge was recognized by American School and University magazine with an Oustanding Design award in the Residences Halls/Lounges category.
Faculty House was recognized as the Best of 2015 Unique Venue Award from Manhattan Bride magazine.
Columbia University’s Jerome L. Greene Science Center was recognized with an American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Silver Award in the category of Structural Systems as part of the organization’s 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards competition.
For the third consecutive year Go Ask Alice! has been recognized by Healthline for being among the best for online HIV/STD information.
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) recognizes colleges and universities that have achieved the greatest level of success with green initiatives on-campus and within in their surrounding communities.
An annual Sexual Health Report Card ranked Columbia University # 1 in New York state and # 8 overall for providing students accessibility to sexual health resources, health clinics and information.
Columbia Student Affairs presented an Award of Excellence for Outstanding Program to RC@C. Each year they select one program that makes a positive difference in the lives of CC/SEAS undergraduate students.
Every year, Columbia participates in the Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN), which challenges students to reduce the energy consumption in their residence hall from its previous year's baseline.
The Columbia Energy Challenge Kick-Off won a March Educational/Academic Program of the Month award for recognition by the National Residence Hall Honorary, Columbia Chapter.
Columbia University Facilities and Operations was selected as an inaugural City & State Reports 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Award honoree for Excellence in the Promotion of Workplace Diversity for New York's real estate, construction & housing sector.
Columbia's most comprehensive sustainability inventory, a six-month effort involving all five campuses, has merited a gold rating from STARS, a well-known and respected Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System specifically for institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada.
Safety on campus was again rated highest in satisfaction of the categories across the 20 schools and affiliates surveyed in the March 2015 Student Quality of Life survey, a biennial University-wide survey that aims to characterize student satisfaction and provide data that will ultimately enhance the student experience at Columbia.
The David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Pulitzer Hall, part of the Columbia Journalism School, was awarded a 2015 Interiors Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Chapter.
Columbia University was a grand prize winner of the Barnes & Noble College InstaBuild Video Challenge.
The Women Builders Council (WBC), an organization representing and advocating for women in the construction industry, honored four Columbia-affiliated women with an Outstanding Woman Award.
On February 26, 2015, the Columbia University Department of Public Safety held its annual Promotion, Awards & Recognition Ceremony at Low Library.
Columbia was named one of “17 Amazing Green College Campuses” by Mother Nature Network, an environmental news outlet that combines unconventional and lively green content alongside breaking environmental news from around the web.
The Columbia Health Sexual Violence Response and Barnard Well Woman programs were awarded the Avon Foundation’s Ambassador Award for their partnership in the Step Up! bystander training. The Award was presented at Avon’s Tribute Reception on November 20, 2014 in recognition of the team’s work towards fostering a safe environment for the Barnard/Columbia community. The Avon Foundation’s annual Tribute Reception honors individuals and organizations committed to ending both breast cancer and domestic violence.