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Columbia College hosts events every year that celebrate diversity. A full list of student organizations is available.

 
 
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Black Business Expo

The Columbia College Black Business Expo shines a spotlight on black small businesses.The Columbia College Black Business Expo shines a spotlight on black small businesses and will provide an opportunity to shop everything from food, fashion, beauty, art, financial services and so much more! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to support black-owned businesses.

Occurs in February

Black History Month

A month of activities examining the history of black Americans. February brings a series of activities at the main campus in celebration of black history, with displays, interactive art, video projects, and the annual Night of Unity, which acts as the culmination of the month’s events.

Occurs in February

Disability Awareness Week

A week of activities that will change how you see disability. Disability Awareness Week offers events designed to educate, dispel myths, promote understanding, break down barriers, and change how you see disability.

Occurs in October

Green Zone trainings

Learn how to support Columbia College student veterans. Green Zone trainings provide you with the tools you need to support and empower Columbia College student veterans.

Occurs throughout the year

International Coffee Hour

A casual opportunity to share culture and friendship through food, entertainment, or talks. International Coffee Hour is an informal gathering that brings Columbia College students, staff and faculty together over coffee and international cuisine. Hosted each month by students from a different country, International Coffee Hour is an opportunity to share culture and friendship through food, entertainment, or talks in a casual environment.

Occurs throughout the year

International Extravaganza

A celebration of Columbia College's international student community. This annual event has become a can't-miss fixture on the main campus, showcasing other cultures with food, music, clothing and performances from our international student community.

Occurs in November

Night of Unity

A night to celebrate all student voices. The Annual Night of Unity allows students to share their voices through a talent showcase. Through song, spoken word, skits and more, students listen and celebrate their unique voices at Columbia College.

Occurs in February

Pop-up events

Additional diversity-related topical events and trainings pop-up throughout the year. Additional diversity-related topical events and training opportunities pop-up throughout the year such as the recent panel discussion centering around the New York Times Special Edition Issue of the "1619 Project" which recounts slavery in America. The panelist examined the history of slavery as it pertained to Missouri, and the residual effects of slavery in the local area.

Occurs throughout the year

Women's History Month

 

A celebration and examination of the impact of women on society. Every March, Columbia College hosts a series of events to celebrate Women’s History Month, including keynote speakers, film screenings and discussions, aimed at celebrating women and examining the challenges women face in society.

Occurs in March