Barnard Student Life engages students in community and educational opportunities outside of the formal classroom through multiple programs and activities. The Office of Student Life works to foster a sense of collective responsibility and ownership for our campus community, and to support students in exploring all that New York City has to offer. The office provides and helps students plan campus-wide programs, events, and activities to foster a sense of connection amongst students, faculty, and staff, including history and heritage months, orientation for new students, performances in the Glicker-Milstein Theatre, self-care programs, and managing the illustrious career of Barnard’s mascot, Millie the Dancing Bear. The Office offers:

  • Opportunities for identity exploration and leadership development through the Barnard BLUE (Building Leadership and Understanding Equity) series, leadership retreats, dialogues, student clubs and organizations, and working in Student Life as office assistants, programming interns, and the NSOP committee.

  • Support and guidance for student clubs and organizations, including the Student Government Association, the Governing Board at Barnard, the McIntosh Activities Council, and the over 80 student clubs recognized by GBB. We engage in holistic advising to recognize the complex and multifaceted lives of students.

  • Accessible means for Barnard students to experience New York City through discounted tickets to NYC events (for sale in the Barnard Store) and free trips through the Urban NY lottery.