Give Back

Whether you support Alma Mater through your time and talents or by making a gift, the CAA is grateful for your generosity!

Serve on a CAA or School-based alumni board or committee; mentor current students or recent graduates, join the Speakers Bureau, or participate in CU There! programs; share valuable feedback as an alumni panelist; and more! To learn more about volunteering, contact the CAA at [email protected].

Or, consider deepening your impact on the students following in your footsteps by supporting the Columbia Student Support Initiative, a University-wide effort dedicated to expanding access through strengthening financial aid and scholarship resources. Explore ways to give and make a contribution here.

If you want to give back to Columbia with your expertise, time, or thoughts, the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) welcomes you as a volunteer, providing the best opportunities to leverage your participation for the greater Columbia community.


Become part of the CAA worldwide network of more than 385,000 Columbians by joining one of the 100-plus Global Clubs around the world or find a Shared Interest group, based on interests and affiliations. Become a member, attend events, volunteer, or join the club board or leadership committee. 

VolunteerColumbia is a place to post and find volunteer opportunities, grow membership,
integrate your programs, and support the strategy of the CAA's Volunteer Development Committee.
Whether you're looking at a one-time project or ongoing opportunities, use your time, passion, skills, and willingness to serve the University.

Across all of Columbia's Schools, there are many ways to get involved. Contact your School's alumni office to learn how you can participate in mentoring, community service, and other programs.

From Varsity C, an organization dedicated to supporting Columbia Athletics through advice, counsel, and volunteer activity, to season ticket opportunities, there are many ways you can get involved with the Lions after graduation.

Interested in hiring top talent and making a difference for fellow Columbians? As an alum, you know the value of the Columbia degree and the benefits gained from valuable work experiences.

Post an internship, full-time job opportunity, or share your professional experience and advice for a student via the "Hire Columbians" campaign, CAA LinkedIn group, or Online Alumni Community.