We ask all students and alumni who are participating in the Odyssey Mentoring Program to treat one another with respect and consideration. Please refer to these guidelines for how to act. Help us create a vibrant and supportive community of Columbians.


  • Respond to communications from Odyssey members in a timely manner

  • Ask questions about educational, career or professional topics, or request advice about an industry or life choice

  • Expand your professional network

  • Share your professional experiences and insights

  • Refine interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Make meaningful connections across the Columbia College community

  • Thank others when they answer your questions, meet with you or provide insights


  • Ask alumni for jobs

  • Use inappropriate language or communicate in ways that are derogatory, unprofessional or disrespectful

  • Engage in extensive debate on political, religious or personal issues

  • Spam the community with multiple postings/messages or continual discussions about one topic

  • Solicit donations of any kind

  • Attack, harass, demean or threaten other Odyssey members

Any community member who violates our guidelines for participation and jeopardizes the well-being of the community will lose their Odyssey Mentoring Program participation privileges.