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The Office of Communications and Public Affairs promotes greater public understanding and visibility of the University’s varied and deep strengths—its award-winning faculty and interdisciplinary scholarship, its extensive global collaboration and local partnerships, its innovation in the arts and sciences, its diverse campus community and outstanding students.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact us to learn about our services, including promotional and media outreach activities.

Press Room

Reporters and other members of the media should visit the Press Room to contact the appropriate press officer and to learn about our media and film policies.

News Team

The news team manages the University home page and social media accounts, the Columbia News website, and the faculty and staff newspaper The Record. To pitch a story, email

Photography and Video

Hire a professional photographer or videographer to document your news, faculty research, and events. For more information, contact Robert Branch.

Digital Strategy

Using the latest in web technology and design, this team helps develop, support and provide counsel on websites and applications of strategic importance to the University. For more information, contact Sheri Whitley.

Photo Library

The Columbia Photo Library is a central point of aggregation for tens of thousands of digital assets that are sourced and shared by users across the University.

Learn more about the Photo Library >

Web & Identity Guidelines

Learn about effective branding and see instructions for using the University identity in print and on your website.

Columbia Creative

Expert web, print and advertising design services are available to Columbia departments, centers and programs.

Campus Events

Columbia hosts dignitaries, heads of state, scholars and leaders from across professions and industries for discussions on a range of topics. Visit the University events calendar.