Support, maintain and preserve the beauty and curiosity of The Core
Why Your Support Matters
The Core Curriculum is a centerpiece of the Columbia College experience, separating the College from any other institution in the nation. Through a carefully orchestrated set of classes and requirements, the Core cultivates a deliberate consciousness and willingness to engage with others over ideas, values, and beliefs, attending to the whole student and offering transcendental lessons that nourish personal evolution and social responsibility.
Producing the Core experience each year requires an exceptional commitment of time and resources. Students engage with hundreds of instructors, texts, discussions, and debates; faculty and instructors spend thousands of hours collectively to prepare and teach, and the scale of this central enterprise continues to grow with each year. Columbia College is proud to continue its century-long commitment to the Core and welcomes your investment in the next hundred years.
sections of the Core each year
classrooms used for teaching
hours spent teaching the Core
thinkers, creators, artists experienced in the Core