Alumni Volunteers

Thousands of Columbia College and Columbia Engineering alumni volunteer on behalf of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as members of the Alumni Representative Committee (ARC). ARC members are Columbia ambassadors hailing from different professional backgrounds and graduation years, volunteering in all 50 states and dozens of countries to share their Columbia experiences with prospective students.

Why join the ARC?

  • ARC members are vital to our efforts to reach students interested in learning more about Columbia, especially in areas of the world where admissions officers cannot visit.
  • Interview reports submitted by ARC members play a critical role in our application review process and support our holistic evaluation of applicants.
  • Applicants who receive interviews and are admitted are more likely to choose Columbia. Enrolling students often cite their interview experiences and connections formed with alumni as one of the main reasons they chose to attend Columbia over peer institutions.

How do I become an ARC member

Currently the ARC Online site is under construction in preparation for the release of our new ARC site, coming Fall 2014. If you are interested in joining the ARC, simply fill out this form and we will be in touch with you when the new site launches and you can start interviewing applicants. 

Please feel free to contact arcinfo@columbia.edu with any questions.

Are there other ways for me to be involved?

Yes! We encourage all Columbia College and Columbia Engineering alumni to learn about volunteer opportunities through the Columbia College Alumni Association and the Columbia Engineering Alumni Association.

Thank you for your continued support of Columbia - ROAR!