Common Meal

Common Meal provides students, faculty, senior administrators, and New York City community leaders with a venue to discuss a specific topic or an emerging issue affecting the Columbia Community over a meal. Common Meals are Vegetarian, with a Kosher option. They are held on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m., either in the Choir Room of Saint Paul’s Chapel or in Earl Hall. Chaplain Davis also hosts some events at her home.

If interested in attending, please email so that we are able to order the right amount of food and to request a Kosher meal.

Chaplain Home

The Office of the University Chaplain’s Kraft Global Fellows Program

Chaplain Davis CGC Brazil

The Office of the University Chaplain’s Kraft Global Fellows Program is an initiative of the Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness. At designated academic breaks, the Kraft Global Fellows Program will support up to five students who have a clear outlined research proposal to travel to one of the Columbia Global Centers (CGC) as a team to conduct research for a particular set of questions or inquiries. Generally, Chaplain Davis will serve as Program Director and will be present for some portion of the time.

Hear more about our last Program, which went to Kenya:

and the program before that, which went to Istanbul:


If you have questions about this program or wish to know more about upcoming Kraft Global Fellow deadlines, please send an email to

To learn more about the Columbia Global Centers, please visit

View the Kraft Global Fellows Program Application.


Columbia University Interfaith Fellows Program

2014 Baccalaureate Ceremony

Columbia University Interfaith Fellows Program is a new initiative of the Office of the University Chaplain. The Interfaith Fellows Program will support ten students interested in interfaith programming at Columbia University. Interfaith Fellows will develop programming to engage faith communities in their schools at Columbia University on issues of faith and spirituality.

Arts at Earl

Please join us at the Arts at Earl program on select Thursday evenings this spring. The Arts at Earl spring program highlights short movies written and directed by students from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Film screenings take place on select Thursday evenings, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the Earl Hall auditorium, Broadway and 117th Street, on the Morningside campus.

Music at St. Paul’s

Music at St. Paul’s showcases a wide variety of sacred and secular performances in St. Paul’s Chapel featuring New York City artists. Programs have included classical performances from Juilliard, Korean drumming, Cantors, and jazz ensembles. Families are especially welcome.

The Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness

The Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness supports collaborative efforts between two or more recognized student groups at Columbia University to promote intercultural and interfaith understanding on campus during the academic year. Applications are accepted in the fall and spring semesters. Please send an email to

The Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness is now accepting applications for co-sponsorship from recognized student groups for Fall 2016. The application submission for the Kraft Family Fund ends on Tuesday, September 27th, 2015. One representative from each of the collaborating groups must meet with the Office of the University Chaplain for a joint meeting, at least 48-hours prior to submission, to discuss the proposal and each group’s role in producing the event. All applications must be submitted ten-business days prior to your proposed event.

We are excited to work with you to help create a successful Kraft program!

View the Spring 2016 application and the Award Recipient Expectations.