Alumni are a game-changer.

Once a Lion, always a Lion – and your voice still matters to the university. You can support us in a few important ways:

  1. Sign our petition.

  2. Donate to our alternate fund known as the Responsible Endowment Fund. It is a fund we created in 2014 on Columbia’s Giving Day in order to pressure the administration and tangibly show alumni and community support — the money will only be donated to Columbia when they divest. Even a few dollars are great – we want to represent a wide number of donors.

  3. Call President Bollinger‘s office at (212) 854-9970 and Professor Jeffrey Gordon at (212) 854-2316 – he’s the chair of the Advisory Committee for Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI) that makes recommendations to the Board. You can also email them at and, respectively. Voice your support for full divestment from the top 200 fossil fuel companies! Coal divestment is not enough, because it sends the message that stopping our use of coal will be enough to keep us within a safe level of global warming (it won’t be). We have a sample script with phone and email messages available (update the text for yourself as need be as time goes on).

Thank you so much for your support! Please email us at columbiadivest (at) gmail (dot) com if you want to get involved further. We can connect you to other alumni who have been organizing with us.