Message from Dean 


Dean, School of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University

Welcome and congratulations on your new role!


SIPA Onboarding and Orientation Info

  • SIPA New Hire Checklist:  To help guide you through your first few weeks, please review the following information to help you make a successful transition.
  • Attending Columbia University New Hire Orientation
    • New Hire Orientation is a dynamic program designed to welcome new hires to Columbia University. The Program introduces Morningside and Manhattanville campus faculty and staff to University leadership and key departments, provides onboarding tips and campus safety information, along with a broad overview of University work/life and healthcare benefits. Orientation is held approximately every two weeks at the Manhattanville campus. Continental breakfast is served as you network with other new colleagues. All participants will receive an official new hire welcome package.
  • What Is My Employment Group? Your employment group determines how your position is managed in Columbia University systems, including benefits and salary grades.
    • Support Staff groups include administrative and other staff, and all union members. LOCAL 2110: Technical, Office, and Support Staff union members
    • Officers of Administration
    • Officers of Instruction (faculty)
  • Obtaining a Columbia University ID Card

Your University ID card will provide you access into buildings on campus as well as to special discounts and resources only accessible to members of the Columbia community. Access the ID Center to find out more about how to obtain an ID Card.

Benefits and Perks

Columbia University offers a full range of benefits to help your and your eligible dependents stay healthy, build long-term financial security for retirement, meet educational goals and more. View benefits and perks for officers and support staff

Getting to Know Your Colleagues

Columbia Community