Division of Student Affairs

Student Affairs Offices will be operating remotely on Fridays through August 23. For Friday assistance, please email studentaffairs@tc.columbia.edu.  

[Reminder] The College observes Summer Fridays with standard operating hours 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Fridays through August 30, 2024.


TC Student Affairs is composed of four (4) key offices and is nestled within the Division of Enrollment & Student Success. Key offices include: Student Affairs Administration, Graduate Student Life & Development (GSLD), Student Support & Advocacy (SSA), and TC NEXT (Career Services).

Within Student Affairs, We aim to support and empower students throughout their graduate studies and life experiences at TC, in New York City, and beyond. Our primary focus is grounded in career education and exploration, belonging/support and student advocacy, academic support services, such as writing resources, and much more.

Photo Headshot of Dr. Thomas P. Rock (he/him) Associate Vice President for Student Affair

Open quotesIn Student Affairs at TC, our goal is to facilitate and enhance the graduate student experience, so that each student has the opportunity to flourish and achieve success.Close quotes

Thomas P. Rock, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President & Chief Student Affairs Officer Division of Student Affairs
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Mission Statement

The Student Affairs team at Teachers College (TC) is student-centered and supports the academic success and development of each individual graduate student. We promote student success and development by cultivating and collaborating with faculty, staff, alumni, and students to support the academic mission of the College through co-curricular programs and services. We support students in an environment that fosters inclusion, respect, community, and cultural understanding. We strive to help our students grow intellectually, personally, psychologically, socially, culturally, and professionally, so that they become active and engaged members of TC’s academic community.


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Core Values

  • Welcoming
  • Community Oriented
  • Accessible
  • Inclusive
  • Respectful
  • Ethical
  • Innovative
  • Supportive

Land Acknowledgment

As part of our commitment to education and equity, Teachers College acknowledges the injustices that indigenous peoples have faced and continue to face in the United States. Teachers College acknowledges that we live and learn on the ancestral and traditional homelands of the Lenape people, who were displaced when Dutch settlers colonized the Native American land of Manahatta, now known as ManhattanWe honor and pay respect to all indigenous peoples, by recognizing their relationship with this land.

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