Columbia College Student Council
The Columbia College Student Council (CCSC) is elected by students of Columbia College to serve as their primary representatives, advocates, and liaisons to the Columbia University community, including its administration, faculty, alumni and students, and to the general public. The CCSC is charged with:
- gathering and expressing student opinions
- actively representing student views
- appropriately addressing student concerns
- ensuring that college students are fully apprised of all information of impact to their undergraduate experience
- responsibly and equitably distributing student activity fees
- working with other student groups to program college-wide events designed to foster cohesiveness within the entire undergraduate population
Engineering Student Council
The Engineering Student Council is elected by students of Columbia Engineering. The Engineering Student Council strives to represent the interests of the Engineering Students and that of the University as a whole, to improve student life, responsibly and equitably distribute student activity fees and to foster communication amongst students, faculty and administrators, and alumni throughout Columbia University.
General Studies Student Council
The General Studies Student Council (GSSC) represents the diverse undergraduate population of the School of General Studies by pursuing academic, political, social and administrative initiatives of interest to the student body and acts as a liaison between the student body and the School of General Studies administration, the larger university community, and other individuals and organizations.
Activities Board at Columbia
The Activities Board at Columbia (ABC) is part of Columbia University's student government that is responsible for funding over 160 student groups on campus. ABC organizations have a broad range of functions including:
- special interest
- performing arts
- large scale events
The ABC board oversees and provides support to its student organizations and operates under the Student Development and Activities office.
Additional Branches of Student Governance
The Student Governing Board (SGB) represents and serves the needs of Columbia University student organizations whose concerns are religious, spiritual, political, ideological, activist, humanitarian or identity-conscious in nature.
Community Impact has partnerships with more than 100 community organizations and agencies who do service work in the Harlem, Washington Heights, and Morningside Heights communities including:
- service organizations
- social service offices
- religious institutions
The InterGreek Council (IGC) is the self-governing student organization that provides guidelines and support to its member organizations within each of the three Greek councils at Columbia University:
- Interfraternity Council
- Panhellenic Council
- Multicultural Greek Council
The Club Sports Governing Board (CSGB) oversees clubs that are formed by groups of individuals who share a common interest in sports and recreation and who organize and collectively pursue these activities. Clubs are organized on recreational, instructional, and competitive levels and their activities range from informal play, regular practice or instruction, and intercollegiate and tournament competition.