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Centering Our Values Essay Contest

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Belonging
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Respect
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Service

The Undergraduate Community Initiative focuses on our responsibilities as members of a shared community — with the core values of belonging, respect and service at its center. We want to hear what these values mean to you. Share your perspective for a chance to win a cash prize and to be featured in Columbia College Today and on Columbia social media.

Our Community, Our Values

The Undergraduate Community Initiative is an extension of Values in Action and Dialogue Across Difference, led by President Minouche Shafik and Interim Provost Dennis Mitchell. Learn more about your chance to participate in a listening forum, hosted by the Office of the President, and other ways to participate in these important initiatives.