Undergraduate Admissions Recruitment Committees

Under the supervision of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Recruitment Committees (’RCs) serve as representatives for Columbia College and Columbia Engineering and assist in outreach to prospective and admitted students. The four ’RCs are selective student organizations developed to introduce and exemplify the Columbia undergraduate experience to high school students.

Please note that applications to our Recruitment Committees are suspended until the Spring 2021 semester. Please check back here after January 2021 for more information regarding the application process.  

Members of the ’RCs are critical to the success of the Columbia admissions process and offer current students the opportunity to help shape the future of our Columbia community. Students can participate in one or all of the Recruitment Committees listed below.

Global Recruitment Committee - Learn More

The Global Recruitment Committee (GRC) plays a vital role in the recruitment and yield of prospective students whose geographic backgrounds qualify them as foreign and/or international citizens. GRC members work closely with admissions staff to serve as a voice for global students throughout the admissions process.

Initiatives include postcard writing, webinars for prospective students, high school visits in your home area and one on one communication with international students. For more information, contact Tom Tomezsko, Admissions Officer, at tt2725@columbia.edu

Multicultural Recruitment Committee - Learn More

The Multicultural Recruitment Committee was formed in the 1960s by Columbia students to better engage diversity and multiculturalism during the undergraduate admissions process.  Today, members of the MRC assist the admissions staff as they identify, recruit and yield students from historically underrepresented groups (students of color, first-generation college students, students from high-need backgrounds and LGBTQIA students).

MRC members work closely with the Admissions Office to serve as a voice for underrepresented communities, staff multicultural recruitment events, work on programs directly related to student access at Columbia and assist with Days on Campus and Perspectives on Diversity. For more information, contact the MRC at mrcinfo@columbia.edu.  

Undergraduate Recruitment Committee - Learn More

The Undergraduate Recruitment Committee is responsible for sharing the Columbia undergraduate experience with prospective students, families and visitors. URC members are primarily trained as campus tour guides and work closely with the Visitors Center.

Additional responsibilities include outreach to prospective students, event staffing and hosting admitted students during Days on Campus and Perspectives on Diversity. For more information, contact the URC at urcinfo@columbia.edu.

Engineering Recruitment Committee - Learn More

The Engineering Recruitment Committee aims to introduce high school students to the unique engineering opportunities at Columbia. ERC Members play a vital role in the effort of Undergraduate Admissions to recruit and yield the best-fit students for Columbia and future engineers for humanity.

ERC initiatives include leading weekly SEAS tours, event staffing and hosting admitted students during Days on Campus and social media opportunities. For more information, contact Courtney Hobgood, Senior Admissions Officer, at csh2160@columbia.edu.  

Apply to the ’RCs

The joint application to the ’RCs for the 2019-20 academic year is now open. Applications for the ERC are due by 5:00 pm on October 11. Applications for the GRC, MRC and URC are due by 5:00 pm on October 25.