The Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs (ODMA)
The Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) was established in 1968 to directly support the college’s focus on recruiting, counseling, and nurturing a diverse student body.
The Kenneth A. Forde Diversity Alliance (KAFDA)
The Kenneth A. Forde Diversity Alliance (KAFDA) was established in 2014 to bring together minority medical students, resident physicians, fellows, graduate students, faculty, research scientists and allies across the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. KAFDA seeks to develop networking opportunities, promote diversity awareness, foster mentoring relationships, provide community service and leadership development opportunities.
Columbia University Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA)
The Columbia University Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) works to prevent and respond to discrimination and harassment by developing and implementing policies and procedures that address discrimination, harassment, gender-based misconduct, permitted and prohibited relationships, the duty to report and the duty to act, in accordance with relevant federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws.
Outlist LGBTQ+ Forum
The Outlist is a forum for faculty to self-identify as LGBTQ+ members of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons community to help facilitate connections with one another, develop a community, and foster mentoring and collaborative networks across the school.
LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group
Employee Resource Networks (also known as ERGs, business network groups or affinity groups) are voluntary groups of employees who join together in their workplace based on shared characteristics or life experiences and serve as a resource for members and the organization by fostering a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with organizational goals. Columbia has an ERG for LGBTQ+ faculty and staff. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
American College of Rheumatology Diversity and Inclusion Resources
The American College of Rheumatology fully recognizes the importance of promoting diversity and inclusion within the rheumatology workforce. The ACR is committed to identifying barriers to enhancing diversity and offering policy recommendations to overcome these barriers in the future.
Columbia is home to many programs that serve as a bridge for candidates from historically underrepresented groups to advance from undergraduate to graduate studies, graduate studies to faculty positions, and junior faculty positions to research independence.