Our Student Support Specialist oversees our campus food pantry and collaborates with University partners in developing and providing comprehensive, cohesive services, information, and programs to all students who would like help managing basic needs. Additionally, this position serves as a liaison in the development of specialized support for students who are parents, formerly incarcerated/justice-impacted students, former foster youth, and/or low-income students. However, our Student Support Specialist can support anyone on campus, even if you don’t identify with these communities.
Through supportive conversations and intentional connections to resources, our Student Support Specialist is here to help you during your time at Columbia.
Below, you will find a broad overview of each of the terms that help inform our work. Although we strive to be inclusive of everyone's experience, we understand the complexities of each of your identities and personal experiences may not be reflected in a few words.