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Founded: {{{Founded}}}
Recognition: ABC / SGA
Membership: Anonymous
Executive Board: Ariel Fein, Director
Meredith Leeman, Director
Category: Special interest
(212) 854-7777 (x7777)

Nightline is an anonymous, nonjudgmental peer counseling hotline. It allows students to get support on any issue from an anonymous counselor.


Nightline counselors can be reached at x47777 every night between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m.


The Nightline counselors are student volunteers and not professionals, though they do undergo a semester-long training process.


In order to maintain anonymity, counselors are prohibited from disclosing their involvement in Nightline to any other Columbia student for the duration of their time with the organization. The callers are not asked to reveal their identity, nor do the counselors have any means of identifying the callers. Since the directors of the organization are publicly known, they do not take calls.


Barnard, Columbia College, and SEAS undergraduates can train to be Nightline counselors. Training takes place every semester. Informational meetings are held in early September and late January. Interested students should attend an info session or e-mail the directors at to find out more about the training process.

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