Benefits for Student Employees

Health and Dental Benefits for PhD Students

Learn about compensation and student employee benefits for other students.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between PhD students on appointment and those not on appointment?

Students on appointment as student officers have teaching or research duties for their departments, in addition to their academic program requirements. Read more.

Who is eligible to join the Union?

Any student included in the bargaining unit defined by the National Labor Relations Board is eligible to join Student Workers of Columbia-United Auto Workers. Read more.

How do I find employment opportunities at Columbia?

Students at Columbia University have a wide range of options for employment. Learn more.

Announcements and Updates

January 07, 2022

Tentative Agreement Reached With SWC-UAW

The University and the Student Workers of Columbia-UAW reached a Tentative Agreement on a four-year labor contract and the strike ended today at noon.