Student Organizations

Women in Computer Science (WiCS)

WiCS encourages, guides, and provides outreach to gender-diverse undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs within computer science, as well as faculty and staff. Membership is open to anyone–inside or outside CS@CU–interested in promoting women in computer science.

Women in Science at Columbia (WISC)

WISC facilitates networking, support, mentoring, and outreach among women graduate students and post-docs within the science departments.

Application Development Initiative (ADI)

ADI nurtures student creativity and technological aptitude by creating a community and resources for student developers of all talents and interests. Each year the group holds DevFest, a week-long event of coding and learning that culminates with an 18-hour hackathon.

Engineering Graduate Student Council (EGSC)

The EGSC maintains communication between administrators and graduate students. Students discuss their concerns and issues; cultivate respect, interaction, and friendship among peers; represent engineering graduate students in correlation with other student-run organizations in the university community; and maintain relations with alumni and career services to help students in their professional career development.

Arts & Sciences Graduate Council (ASGC)

The ASGC acts as a liaison between graduate students and administrators. Students have the ability to voice common concerns–housing, health care, study space and locations, and computer services–and sponsor academic, cultural, and social events and workshops that enhance the quality of student life.

Student Governing Board (SBG)

The SBG represents and works for the needs of Columbia’s student organizations. SGB commits to the principle of community self-government and believes that students’ needs are best professed and expressed by the students themselves.

Columbia University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CUCSSA)

The CUCSSA seeks to unite and serve Chinese students studying at Columbia University. Watch their student panel to learn about how their members navigated the application process and how they make the most of their graduate student experience.