Office of Communications and Public Affairs
Strategic Communications
About Strategic Communications

The Strategic Communications group within the Office of Communications and Public Affairs manages various communications efforts and vehicles other than media relations activities. The Strategic Communications group is responsible for the news and events links and photo gallery on the University home page and the news section of the University web site; The Record, the University's flagship paper; the Visitors Center, Columbia Creative, and photographic services. The group also provides strategic communications counsel to schools, centers, and academic programs.


For Columbia, the challenge of "branding" means providing clear, unified identity standards that allow the many parts of the University to leverage the greatest strength of Columbia's name and reputation in ways that support the mission of each individual unit. For more information on the University’s identity standards, visit


The News section of features news from across Columbia, told through articles, photo galleries and video. The News site focuses on news about research innovations and breakthroughs, the New York community, and Columbia's engagement and impact in the world. The Campus section showcases stories about campus life from all three of Columbia campuses. To submit a story idea, visit


The University's flagship paper, The Record, is published during the academic year and distributed to 21,000 faculty, staff, students and other readers. The newspaper may be found at free newsstands around campus and is also available by subscription. Regular editorial features include a staff profile, faculty profile, academic milestones, research news and other areas.


Columbia Creative works across the Columbia community to produce high-quality marketingprint, web, and marketing communications for student recruitment, fundraising, events and institutional awareness. The office offers a wide range of services, including long-term communications planning, design, print production and distribution, and marketing campaigns, as well as signage, banners, and logos that reflect the University identity. For more information, visit


The Office of Photographic services supports the University's photo needs. To arrange for a photographer to cover your event or take head shots or other kinds of photos for you, please visit


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Communications & Public Affairs
Tel: 212-854-5573
Fax: 212-678-4817
402 Low Library
535 West 116th Street, MC 4321
New York, NY 10027
Executive Vice President
Deb Sack
Vice President
Scott N. Schell
Vice President
Robert Hornsby
Associate Vice President for Media Relations
The Record