At the heart of the Columbia experience is a conscious and considered process of becoming—not just scholars, intellectuals and professionals, but also individuals. We believe elements of personal character transcend disciplines and occupations. As an institution, we seek to cultivate in our students a holistic and multifaceted sense of self that will serve them well in all endeavors, both as members of their community and citizens of the world.
The Core Competencies of My Columbia College Journey
My Columbia College Journey is a framework for inquiry and self reflection. It consists of thirteen competencies students can use to better understand their academic, social and intellectual experience in the context of their own growth as an individual. Neither requirements nor restrictions, these competencies serve as landmarks that can help you find your way on the path to becoming who you’re meant to be.