NEW YORK - The Columbia Athletic Department held its 2012 Student-Athlete Welcome Reception Monday, Sept. 10 in Levien Gym.

Over 700 of Columbia's student-athletes, as well as the coaches and administrative staff were in attendance for the event. The group particiapted in singing the fight song, learned about the "Characteristics for Success" and student-athlete enrichment services provided a fashion show on proper dress for success.

The evening capped off with a catered meal from numerous Columbia athletics sponsors. 

Click play on the picture above to check out highlights from the event.