Frequently asked questions

What are you asking for?

We recommend three things: -The reinstatement of the Office of International Programs; -That the Director of International Programs position be filled by an immigrant faculty member who is globally trained and empathetic to the interests of immigrant and international students; and -Seats at the decision-making table for representatives of the Coalition of International Students and Allies when key decisions are made relating to the Office of International Programs, or decisions impacitng immigrant and/or international students as a whole.

Why make this a public discussion instead of a private one?

It was a private discussion first, and we were ignored in that format.

How can I contact you?

You can send us an email at

Who are you?

The Coalition of Internatinoal Students and Allies (CISA) is a student collective at Columbia Theological Seminary that represents the interests of International Students. A longer description is on the homepage.