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.

Common Ground

Common Ground is a space and time set aside on Wednesday evenings to listen together to people of different faiths discuss meaningful issues and ideas. Each Common Ground features speakers from various faith traditions share a story about a common topic. Common Ground occurs every Wednesday at 7pm in Earl Hall Auditorium. Light refreshments are provided.


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 throughout the semester on specific 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

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 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

Applications are due on March 27th, 2019: View the

KGF-Nairobi Application

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.

One representative from each of the collaborating groups must meet with Office of the University Chaplain staff for a joint meeting, at least 48-hours prior to submission, to discuss the proposal and each group’s role in producing the event. Please email Chaplain Ian Rottenberg to discuss your event and set up a meeting. All applications must be submitted ten-business days prior to your proposed event.


Chaplain’s Tea

Multiple times a semester, Chaplain Davis will host student leaders at her home for a Chaplain’s Tea. These gatherings are designed to give student leader’s the opportunity to share with the Chaplain, and each other, their reflections about life on campus, any concerns they might have, and serve as an opportunity to foster deeper connections amongst leaders of different groups at Columbia.

Arts at Earl

Arts at Earl highlights short movies written and directed by students from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Film screenings take place in the Earl Hall auditorium, Broadway and 117th Street, on the Morningside campus.