HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Fill out the sign up form using your Facebook account, Gmail account, or your email on the Sign Up/Log In Page.
HOW DO I LOG IN?
Visit the Sign Up/Log In page, and log in with your Facebook account, Gmail account, or your email and password.
HOW DO I PERSONALIZE MY ACCOUNT?
Visit My Account and click on Edit My Account.
HOW DO I ADD A STORY?
Log in and visit the Add Your Story page.
IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF STORIES I CAN ADD?
No limit – add as many stories as you like.
HOW DO I UPLOAD A VIDEO TO MY STORY?
If you don’t have a YouTube or Vimeo link, click here to learn how to easily upload a video to YouTube via desktop or mobile.
HOW DO I UPLOAD AN AUDIO FILE TO MY STORY?
If you don’t have a Soundcloud link, click here to learn how to easily upload an audio file with Soundcloud.
WHERE WILL MY STORY APPEAR?
When you submit your story, you will receive a link to your page on ColumbiaYou. Your story will also appear in collections around the topics you tag. Stories might be featured on the home page or discover page. We could also use the stories in other Columbia communications.
HOW DO I EDIT MY PUBLISHED STORY?
After logging in, visit My Account and go to Manage Your Stories. Click on Edit Story to update your published story.
HOW DO I REMOVE A STORY FROM COLUMBIAYOU?
After logging in, visit My Account and go to Manage Your Stories. Click Delete Story to officially remove your story. But be careful. Deleting a story is irreversible.
WHAT IF I FIND A STORY ON COLUMBIAYOU OFFENSIVE OR INAPPROPRIATE?
Click the Flag as Inappropriate icon underneath the story, and fill out the form as to why you find the story offensive or inappropriate. You can also email ColumbiaYou@columbia.edu.
HOW CAN I CONNECT WITH PEOPLE?
ColumbiaYou includes the social media profiles of authors who choose to submit them. Columbia or the CAA will never publish or share other contact information, including your email and phone number. If you are a Columbia alumnus/a, you can use the Alumni Community to search for and direct message fellow alumni at alumni.columbia.edu/community.
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