Multicultural Programs

A number of events are held throughout the year to celebrate the diversity of Barnard alumnae. These events foster a connection between students and alumnae that transcends age, era and experience.

Alumnae Multicultural Programs

Barnard is dedicated to celebrating the diversity of all of our alumnae. In Alumnae Affairs we keep alumnae in touch with each other and the college through a series of services and events, recognizing shared identity and Barnard experiences.

Alumnae Affinity Groups

Asian Columbia Alumni/ae Association

This membership organization was established in 1995 to bring together Asian alumni/ae and students from the entire Columbia community. Connect with other Asian American Alumnae by joining the Barnard Alumnae Network Asian American Alliance Alumnae group.

Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University (LAACU)

Established in 2000, LAACU promotes and facilitates the interest and activities of Latino Alumni. The organization works to help identify Latino alumni/ae leaders to serve as mentors to foster the professional development of students. For more information please visit the LAACU website or contact LAACU at:

Student Affinity Groups

BOSS: Barnard Organization of Soul Sisters

The Barnard Organization of Soul Sisters (BOSS) was founded in 1968 as a student organization dedicated to celebrating black womanhood, highlighting important issues in the Afro-American community at Barnard and Columbia, and fostering fellowship in the form of sisterhood among women of color. Connect with other BOSS Alumnae by joining the Barnard Alumnae Network BOSS Alumnae group.


Mujeres provides an organization of cultural support for Latina Women at Barnard College, Columbia University. We promote awareness and pride in the diverse Latina culture and heritage. We encourage Latina leadership at Columbia University. We hold weekly general body meetings and sponsor a minimum of four events each semester. Contact: Connect with other Latina Alumnae by joining the Barnard Alumnae Network Mujeres Alumnae group.


Q promotes the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, two spirit, genderqueer, pansexual, omnisexual, and allied women at Barnard and Columbia. Contact:

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Transnational Feminism in South Asia: An embodiment of contradictions
Columbia University’s Sewa, a social justice and service-based campus group that is based on the Sikh value of “sewa” (selfless service). In conjunction with the Muslim Students Association, Organization of Pakistani Students, and Indian Student Association at Columbia, we look forward to hosting a moderated panel discussion, “Transnational Feminism in South Asia: An Embodiment of Contractions” in the spring semester.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

2015 Black Alumni Heritage Award and Scholarship Reception
Join the Black Alumni Council (BAC) and the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) for the 2015 Black Alumni Heritage Award and Scholarship Reception honoring this year’s recipient Roger Lehecka ’67CC, ’74TC, Dean Emeritus of Columbia College.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Save the Date: 2015 Alumnae of Color Dinner
All are invited to celebrate the diversity of our alumnae community at this annual Barnard tradition. Please plan to join us and save the date!

Alumnae Affairs
Vagelos Alumnae Center
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

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