Where do I go with questions about…
If you have a question or concern, would like more information about an administrative process, or would like to provide feedback to the school, please reach out to the appropriate office or contact person as your first step. Below is a list of topics students commonly ask about, with contact information for the relevant offices. If your question covers a range of topics, then we would encourage you to use our general inquiry form.
Additional points to note:
For questions or feedback on curriculum/courses or specific faculty issues, please reach out to Academic Affairs at email@example.com regarding CSSW’s curriculum, suggestions for new courses, grievances related to classroom or faculty issues, exceptions to academic policy, possible issues of academic misconduct, or continuing education.
For questions or feedback on progress towards the degree, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about your academic course and study plan, issues regarding specific courses or electives, grade concerns, requesting or returning from leaves of absence, wellness concerns, experiences in your field assignment/experience, possible issues of community misconduct, academic progress, climate within or experience with a course.
BIAS AND INCLUSION
For questions or feedback on specific courses, please see ACADEMICS and ADVISING above.
For questions or feedback on faculty or classroom issues, please see ACADEMICS and ADVISING above.
For questions or feedback on field placements, expectations, or issues at site/with supervisors, please reach out to email@example.com with questions about Field. Examples of topics may range from concerns about the experience of field assignment overall, your agency, your progress, or to report issues of concern.
For questions or feedback around financial aid packages, emergency funding, or financial hardship, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about preparing and planning for the cost of your education, your financial aid package, generally, changes in your financial circumstances, or information on scholarships, work-study funds, loans, payment schedules, and refunds.
For questions or feedback on registration procedures or challenges, please reach out to email@example.com with questions about registration, holds on registration, cross-registration, transfer credits, schedule changes, waitlists, and other questions regarding registering for courses.
For questions or feedback on student activities, events, and leadership opportunities, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about engaging in co-curricular activities, student government, caucuses and student groups, as well as student leadership opportunities.
UNIVERSITY OMBUDS OFFICE
The Ombuds Office provides a safe space for faculty, students, staff, and affiliates to confidentially discuss work-related issues, academic concerns, clarification of policies, and many other concerns and issues. Please review the resources of Columbia’s Ombuds Office and schedule an appointment to utilize this informal, confidential resource.