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Fall Update

At SPS this fall, all courses, other than pre-established online courses, will be offered face-to-face in our New York City classrooms. Some of these face-to-face courses will be offered in the HyFlex format to ensure that all of our students can make progress toward their degree requirements, if faced with delays due to student visas or vaccination effectiveness wait times.
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SPS Student Wellness Resources

Wellness Drop in Hours

Meet individually to discuss ways to promote and cultivate your own wellness, current concerns you may have and how to navigate available support resources. Schedule a Wellness Chat with a team member to discuss individualized supports and resources here!

Wellness Workshops

Partnering with various departments across Columbia University, workshops range from Developing Healthy Sleep Habits, Managing Anxiety, Wellness 101, Imposter Syndrome and more! Please visit SPS Engage to view the full portfolio of workshops available each semester.

Columbia Health

Columbia Health advances the well-being of students through the variety of in person and virtual services available, including:

  • Medical Services provides primary care services, from wellness visits to treatment of chronic conditions. Schedule an appointment or call 212-854-7426.
  • Columbia University Emergency ambulance service is available by calling 212-854-5555.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services supports the psychological and emotional well-being of students through a variety of services including individual counseling, support groups, referral services and workshops. Call 212-854-2878 to speak to a clinician and schedule an appointment.
  • ALICE! Health Promotion offers health education appointments and skill building programs. Call 212-854-5483 or email alice [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu to access these services. Visit Go Ask Alice! to find reliable, accurate and accessible health information to help you make informed decisions regarding your well-being.
  • Gay Health Advocacy Project welcomes students of all gender identities and orientations, and is especially committed to LGBTQ students. Services include free STI & HIV Testing, hormone therapy, birth control education and support groups.
  • Sexual Violence Response (SVR) provides trauma informed, confidential support through crisis counseling, advocacy, prevention and outreach focused on interpersonal harassment and violence. Call 212-854-HELP 24/7 to speak with an advocate. 
  • Insurance Office helps students access affordable healthcare services to protect the and wellbeing of the Columbia Community.
  • Nightline Peer Listening is an anonymous peer listening service open every nights from 10PM – 3AM. Call 212-854-7777 to connect.

View this video to learn more about the services provided through Columbia Health.

The Food Pantry at Columbia is a student-run, student-managed initiative that is open to all students. Any student who has any level of food insecurity can reach out to The Food Pantry to get a disbursement containing non-perishable food such as canned-meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, cold and hot cereal, and vegetarian options. Any information shared with The Food Pantry will remain in strict confidence. Watch this tutorial to learn more.

Public Safety maintains the safety and well-being of the Columbia University Community. They provide a number of services ranging from the dissemination of emergency information to campus escorts. 

  • Morningside: 212-854-2797, Emergency On Campus: 4-5555
  • Manhattanville: 212-853-3302, Emergency On Campus: 3-333

Ombuds Office is a confidential space that provides information, options, and impartial review for anyone within Columbia University. Reach out to schedule an appointment through their website.

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) has overall responsibility for the management of the University’s Employee Policies and Procedures on Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking; coordinates compliance activities under these policies and the applicable federal, state and local laws; and is designated as the University’s Compliance Office for Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other equal opportunity, nondiscrimination and affirmative action laws.

The Office of Religious Life supports faith communities at Columbia. You can find resources such as religious life advisors, student organizations, services, and prayer and meditation spaces for students.

Emergency Resources

If you are currently in a life threatening situation or your safety is at risk, contact local law enforcement, Columbia University Public Safety, or go to the nearest emergency room.

Columbia University Emergency Resources provide 24/7 access to services for medical emergencies, mental health, sexual assault and physical safety.

Local, National & International Crisis Hotlines


If you are concerned about a student/and or Columbia community member, please submit a student of concern report by clicking here: SPS Report Form