About Our Office

The Office of Communications and Public Affairs serves as the voice of Columbia, telling the University’s story as a global research and teaching institution to a wide range of audiences. 

What We Do

The Office of Communications and Public Affairs helps craft and execute the overall communications strategy of the University to further the priorities of the President and Trustees. In collaboration with partners across campus, the office aims to increase understanding of Columbia’s impact as one of the world’s leading universities.

We focus on building the university brand; enhancing and protecting its reputation; and engaging our faculty, staff, students, and local community. We manage the daily operation of the university’s central communications channels, including digital/web, social media, and newsletters; oversee Columbia’s engagement with the press; and provide our campus partners with strategic communications counsel and design, illustration, photography, and video services.

Connect With Colleagues

Sign up for WeConnect, a listserv group made up of communications and marketing professionals from across Columbia's campus. Once you are on the WeConnect listserv, you'll receive information about important events, communication workshops, job postings, and best practices. You'll also be able to share news from your division with the group.