Birth Control Available?
It's at the health services office.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
- Student activities
Best Places to Hook Up
- Butler Stacks
- Carman Hall
The most common social activity at Columbia is probably drinking. There are lots of neighborhood bars, which are often filled to capacity throughout the weekend. If paying $6 for a beer at a crowded bar isn't your thing, there are usually parties around campus hosted by fraternities, student groups, or individual students. Additionally, if you manage to venture outside of the neighborhood, you will be rewarded with the seemingly endless variety of activities that await you in New York City!
Hookups or Relationships?
There is a variety of social relationships on campus. Though not completely nonexistent, serious relationships and exclusive dating are not terribly common at Columbia. Casual dating is more prevalent, as are random weekend hookups. However, plenty of students choose to dedicate their time to their studies and forgo the dating scene entirely.
While Columbia fashion may be more heterogeneous than at many other schools, there are still definite trends in dress. As a whole, students tend to dress well on a daily basis (this is New York, after all!) and seem to aim for a hipster-fied preppy chic. That being said, there is room for all sorts of quirky or laid-back tastes, and individuality is respected.
Did You Know?
In 2010, Columbia was ranked as the No. 1 college for safe sex according to Trojan's Sexual Health Report.