Help Shape the Columbia College of Tomorrow
Join the Alumni Representative Committee (ARC) and thousands of alumni around the world who serve as Columbia’s ambassadors to prospective students who are considering or already applying to the College. ARC members support the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by interviewing applicants, representing Columbia at local college fairs and hosting regional programs for admitted students so that as many prospective students as possible have the opportunity to learn firsthand about the unique experience that Columbia College offers.
Thanks to the efforts of nearly 2,000 alumni interviewers in the 2013 admissions cycle, more than 30 percent of our overall applicants were interviewed by an alumnus/a. As a result, the Class of 2017 is an extraordinarily diverse and accomplished body of freshmen. Nonetheless, with only one third of applicants being interviewed, we currently lag behind our peer Ivy institutions.
We need your help. Joining ARC offers alumni a chance to actively contribute to efforts to attract a diverse, interesting and accomplished incoming class, and to convince our best applicants to accept an offer from the College when they are making their decisions. As one applicant from Washington D.C. noted, “My interview was genuinely what sold me on Columbia.”
As an ARC member, you can interview one applicant or twenty; regardless, everyone benefits. “ARC interviewing is the most fulfilling way to reconnect with and impact the Columbia community after graduation,” says Chuck Roberts CC ’12. “Remembering and sharing my Columbia experience with prospective Lions and learning from their outlook and passions takes me back directly to my days on campus discovering the experiences and forging the relationships that would define my time in Morningside. Each interview is a new opportunity to reengage my alma mater.”
If you are ready to start and want a quick webinar training, click here!
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News & Updates
Friday, March 7, 2014
“Retranslating Literary Classics: A Panel of Cervantes, Montaigne, and Dostoevsky,” this spring’s Literature Humanities Course-wide event, was held on March 7 in Miller Theatre and moderated by Susan Bernofsky, director of literary translation at Columbia.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
On Wednesday, February 26, the Kenneth Cole Community Engagement Program is thrilled to present its 2014 Spring Forum featuring distinguished guest speaker Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation.